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valediction
farewell speech
Read Donne's "Valediction, Forbidding Morning"
protagonist
leading person
Oedipus is the protagonist of Sophocles's tragedy, Oedipus Rex.
maladroit
clumsy
His maladroit groping for the handle was humorous to observe.
stoicism
indifferent to sensation
His austere stoicism helped him over come the pain.
sarcophagus
stone coffin
The sarcophagus's cold, sculpted surface was mossy.
ignomious
disgraceful
The convicted traitor faced a future of ignominious oblivion.
surrealistic
unrealistically imaginary
Dali's dreamy, surrealistic art is popular.
analects
selected writings
She loved reading The Analects of Confucius
expository
explanatory
His essary was expository, not creatively descriptive.
exegesis
critical interpretation
Her brilliant exegesis of The Inferno impressed us all.
magnum opus
great work
Dante's magnum opus, The Divine Comedy, is a classic.
moribund
dying
The moribund economy affected the stock market.
supercilious
scornful
His arrogant, supercilious manner irked us.
diction
word choice
Her scholarly Latin diction was impressive to the students.
emissary
messenger
An emissary sent out from the Queen suddenly arrived.