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whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
mischance - ill luck
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic