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cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
horde - crowd; swarm
redress - remedy; compensation; Ex. seek redress for the damage to your car; V: put right; remedy or rectify (a wrong); make amends for