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plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
chuckle - laugh quietly
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice