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Week 23

1

medley

an assortment or a mixture, especially of musical pieces

At the concert, the band played a medley of songs from its first album, cutting an hour’s worth of music down to five minutes.

2

mural

a large painting applied directly to a wall or ceiling surface

The mural on the wall of the library showed the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

3

narrative

(adj.) characterized by the telling of a story, (n.) a story

Tony gave us a running narrative of the game, since he was the only one who could see over the fence.

4

parody

an artistic work that imitates the style of another work for comic effect

The Onion is a satirical publication that is a parody of other, non-satirical newspapers that give real, true news.

5

realism

artistic representation that aims for visual accuracy

His photographs have a stark realism that conveys the true horror of the war.

6

virtuoso

a tremendously skilled artist

Some people say that Jason Loewenstein is a guitar virtuoso because of his amazing work in Sebadoh—others say that his music is just noise.

7

decorous

proper; marked by good taste

The class was well-behaved and the substitute was grateful for their decorous conduct.

8

equanimity

the quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure

She shows great equanimity; she did not panic even in the face of catastrophe.