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airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction