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cordillera

an extensive chain of mountains or mountain ranges.

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moue

a pouting expression used to convey annoyance or distaste.

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ekphrasis

a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.

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gorse

a yellow-flowered shrub of the pea family, the leaves of which are modified to form spines, native to western Europe and North Africa.

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canny

having or showing shrewdness and good judgment, especially in money or business matters.

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hermeneut

an interpreter especially in the early church.

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carob

a brown floury powder extracted from the carob bean, used as a substitute for chocolate.

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medlar

large shrub or small tree, and the name of the fruit of this tree

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largo

a passage, movement, or composition marked to be performed in a slow tempo and dignified in style.

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monopode

a creature having one foot. 3. (sometimes initial capital letter) one of a mythological people having only one foot

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jeu

a French word for "play, game"

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uberous

fertile; abundant; fruitful

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fulsome

of large quantity; complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree.

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hypotyposis

lifelike description of a thing or scene