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Staccato
abrupt sound, describing sharp separate sounds especially in music
realist
one who sees things (the world) as they are; ant.-idealist- one who sees things (the world) as they should be
tangible
capable of being touched or felt; real; actual, real, definite
amend
make a change for the better, improve by adding, omitting or altering, make right of correct
flounder
struggle awkwardly without making much progress (both literally and figuratively); plunge about
lacerate
to tear roughly or mangle; to cut irregularly
quarry
animal that is chased, prey
menacing
threatening
affable
friendly; pleasant; showing good humour
imprudent
unwise; showing poor judgement, rash, unadvised
cosmopolite
person who is well-traveled and knowledgable about the world; person who is wise and sophisticasted
ardent
very enthusiastic; eager, passionate
debacle
disaster; sudden downfall or collapse
attribute
characteristic; quality belonging to a person or thing
naive
unspoiled, unsophisticated; innocent; simple, lacking complexity
scruple
a feeling of doubt or uneasiness about what one has done or aught to do
esoteric
understood only by a select few; privbate, secret
nurture
to bring up, care for, raise, foster, nourish
levy
to order to be paid
apprehensive
fearful; worried
robust
healthy, strong, full-bodied
futile
useless, done without useful purpose
ascetic
person who practices unusual self-denial or self-discipline; person who refrains from pleasures or comforts
parapet
low stone wall or mound in front of a walk or platform at the top of a fort to protect soldiers; a low wall or barrier at the dege of a balcony
derision
scornful laughter
ludicrous
causing derisive laughter; ridiculous; amusingly absurd
talisman
anything that acts as a magical charm (ring, ect.); an object with magical powers
composite
made up of various parts
antiphonal
sung or chanted alternately
inimical
unfriendly; showing dislike or enmith; hostile; unfavorable, harmful