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cavatina
n. an operatic solo simpler and briefer than an aria
torpor
n. dullness, apathy
busby
n. a military full-dress fur hat
toque
n. a woman's small hat without a brim
fez
n. a round red felt hat that has a flat top and a tassel but no brim
sacristy
n.a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept
pince-nez
n. eyeglasses clipped to the nose by a spring
aquiline
adj. of or resembling an eagle
languor
n. weakness or weariness of body or mind
sonorous
adj. giving out sound when struck loud deep or rich in sound
vestibule
n. a passage, hall or room between outer dor and interiro of a building
debauch
v. to make disloyal to lead away from virtue or excellence
lascivious
adj. lustful
malaise
n. an indefinate feeling of debility or lack of health
verdure
n. the greeness of growing vegetation condition of health and vigor
limpid
adj. marked by trasparency
venal
adj. capable of being bought or obatained for money
cotillion
n. a ballroom dance for couples
quadrille
n. a square dance for couples
espaliered
to train as or on an espalier (a tree or shrub trained to grow in a flat plain against a wall)
racahout
a preperation from acron used by the arabs as a substitute for chocolate
bagatelles
an unimportant thing - or a short light piece of music
dissimulation
to conceal one's true feelings or intention
apoplexy
sudden impairment of neurological function; a stroke
phantasmgoria
fantastic imagery as represented in art