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ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis