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figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
celerity - speed; rapidity
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
aloft - upward; high up in the air
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
referendum - direct vote by all the people