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vexillology \vek-sil-AHL-uh-jee\, noun:
The study of flags.
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vista (n) -- a distant view seen through a passage, as between buildings or rows of trees; scene; prospect
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virtu \vuhr-TOO; vir-\, noun:
1. love of or taste for fine objects of art.
2. Productions of art (especially fine antiques).
3. Artistic quality.
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minimalist (n) a person who champions or produces minimal art.
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aestival \ES-tuh-vuhl\, adjective:
Of or belonging to the summer
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dornick (n) -- a small chunk of rock; a stone
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slugabed \SLUHG-uh-bed\, noun:
One who stays in bed until a late hour; a sluggard.
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cooee (n) -- a prolonged shrill cry used as a signal by the Australian aborigines and later adopted by the settlers
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desultory \DES-uhl-tor-ee\, adjective:
1. Jumping or passing from one thing or subject to another without order or rational connection; disconnected; aimless.
2. By the way; as a digression; not connected with the subject.
3. Coming disconnectedly or occurring haphazardly; random.
4. Disappointing in performance or progress.
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impetus (n) -- an impelling force; and impulse
 


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