Lyrical vocabulary: Return to the '90s #1

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definitions & notes only words
  1. procession
    the action of a group moving ahead in regular formation
    Did a large procession wave their/
    Torches as my head fell in the basket, /
    And was everybody dancing on the casket? -"Dead"
    They Might Be Giants
  2. apathy
    an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
    Richard said, "Withdrawal in disgust/
    is not the same as apathy"-"What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"
  3. monolith
    a single great stone, often in the form of a column
    And though I once preferred a human being's company/
    They pale before the monolith that towers over me-" The Statue Got Me High"
    They Might Be Giants
  4. corrode
    cause to deteriorate due to water, air, or an acid
    We rock the salt/
    Corroded to the bone- " Cold Brains" Beck
  5. clique
    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
    Figured out I went the wrong route/
    So I got with a sick tight clique and went all out-" C.R.E.A.M." Wu Tang Clan
  6. ponder
    reflect deeply on a subject
    Lately I have desperately pondered/
    Spent my nights awake and I wonder- "Lovefool" The Cardigans
  7. audacity
    aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
    And you have the audacity/
    To even come and step to me/
    Ask to hold some money from me/
    Until you get your check next week- "Bills, Bills, Bills" Destiny's Child
  8. repent
    feel sorry for; be contrite about
    When they said repent, repent/
    I wonder what they meant -"The Future" Leonard Cohen
  9. pendulum
    an apparatus in which an object is mounted to swing freely
    People on the platforms, waitin' for the trains
    I can hear their hearts a-beatin'/
    Like pendulums swinging on chains/
    When you think that you've lost everything/
    You find out you can always lose a little more- "Tryin' to Get to Heaven"
    Bob Dylan
  10. duplicity
    a fraudulent representation
    Did you forget about me Mr. Duplicity/
    I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner- " You Oughta Know"
    Alanis Morissette

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