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mezzanine
A partial story between two main stories of a building. The lowest balcony in a theater or the first few rows of that balcony
patina
The sheen on any surface, produced by age and use. A change in appearance produced by long-standing behavior, practice, or use
portico
A porch or walkway with a roof supported by columns, often leading to the entrance of a building
rotunda
A circular building, especially one with a dome.
stucco
A plaster or cement finish for interior walls
tempera
A painting medium in which pigment is mixed with water-soluble glutinous materials such as size or egg yolk
terra-cotta
A hard semi fired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction. A brownish orange.
torso
The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk
cognoscente
A person with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; a connoisseur.
dilettante
A lover of the fine arts
maestro
A master in an art, especially a composer, conductor, or music teacher
virtuoso
A musician with masterly ability, technique, or personal style
fiasco
A complete failure
imbroglio
A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement.
incognito
With one's identity disguised or concealed
vendetta
A bitter, destructive feud
antipasto
An appetizer usually consisting of an assortment of foods, such as smoked meats, cheese, fish, and vegetables
chianti
A dry red table wine made from a blend of different varieties of grapes
gusto
Vigorous enjoyment; zest
gondola
A basket, enclosure, or instrument sling suspended from and carried aloft by a balloon
grotto
A small cave or cavern
piazza
A public square in an Italian town. A roofed and arcaded passageway; a colonnade.
portfolio
A portable case for holding material, such as loose papers, photographs, or drawings
salvo
A mental provision or reservation, An expedient for protecting one's reputation or for soothing one's conscience.
sotto voce
In soft tones, so as not to be overheard; in an undertone
aficionado
An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan
caballero
A Spanish gentleman; a cavalier. A man who is skilled in riding and managing horses; a horseman
conquistado
A conqueror
desperado
A bold or desperate outlaw, especially of the American frontier