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orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
compute - reckon; calculate
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots