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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
deluge - flood; rush; V.
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
extant - (of something written or painted) still in existence