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Unformatted text preview: a piece of closefitting armor for protecting the breast and back, orig. made of leather. curvets in equestrian exhibitions, a movement in which a horse rears, then leaps forward, raising the hind legs just before the forelegs come down. dallying wasting time; loitering. debarked unloaded or departed from a ship. derelict neglectful of duty; remiss; negligent. derided laughed at in contempt or scorn; made fun of; ridiculed. despoiled deprived of something of value by or as by force; robbed; plundered. diadem an ornamental cloth headband worn as a crown. dispensation the ordering of events under divine authority....
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