Vocabulary Power Plus Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Exercises for Higher Achievement — Book H, Lesson Ten

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amendment
an alteration or correction
calliope
an organ-like musical instrument having a keyboard that operates steam whistles
clairvoyance
the power to see things that are invisible to the senses
didactic
intended to instruct, guide, or teach
epic
impressive and magnificent; beyond ordinary; a long, narrative poem detailing the deeds of a hero
gruff
stern and blunt in manner; harsh-sounding; hoarse
incomprehensible
difficult or impossible to understand
lurch
to move slowly and unsteadily; to move suddenly
ocular
of or relating to the eye or the sense of sight
palatable
acceptable to the taste; acceptable to the mind
quiver
to tremble rapidly; a shaky or trembling motion; a case for holding arrows
residual
left over, as after the end of a process
stoic
seemingly indifferent to pain, grief, or pleasure
tirade
a long, angry speech
voracious
eager to eat; greedily hungry; having an insatiable appetite for a thing or activity