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Glossary of OLPH Spelling Unit 16

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ballet
1. A form of artistic dance based on a technique composed of jumps, turns, and poses, all requiring great precision and grace. 2 a. A theatrical dance form performed in costume and combining the arts of ballet dancing, music, painting, and drama to convey a story, a theme, or an atmosphere. b. A theatrical performance of this dance form.
technique
A systematic procedure or method by which a complicated task is accomplished, as in a science or art.
fatigue
Physical or mental weariness or exhaustion resulting from hard work or strain.
debut
A first public appearance, as of an actor on the stage.
petite
Small and slender; dainty.
amateur
1. A person who engages in an art, science, or sport for enjoyment rather than for money 2. A person who does something without professional skill.
bouquet
A bunch of flowers.
massage
A body rub given to improve circulation and relax muscles.
antique
Something having special value because of its age, especially a work of art or handicraft that is over 100 years old.
vague
1. Not clearly expressed; lacking clarity. 2. Lacking definite shape, form, or character.
portrait
A painting, photograph, or other likeness of a person, especially one showing the face.
boulevard
A broad city street, often lined with trees.
reservoir
A natural or artificial lake used as a storage place for water.
debris
The scattered remains of something broken, destroyed, or discarded; fragments; rubble.
boutique
A small retail shop that sells gift, fashionable clothes, etc.
plateau
A relatively level area that is at a higher elevation than the land around it.
coupon
A detachable part of a ticket or advertisement that entitles the bearer to certain benefits, such as a cash refund or a gift.
depot
A railroad or bus station.
plaque
An ornamented or engraved plate, slab, or disk, used for decoration or to carry an inscription on a monument.
crochet
To make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread or yarn into connected links with a hooked needle card a crochet hook.
ensemble
A group of musicians who perform together.
naive
Showing a lack of experience or judgement; unsophisticated.
coup
A brilliantly executed move or action that obtains the desired results.
porcelain
A hard, white, translucent material made by baking a fine clay at a high temperature and glazing it with one of several variously colored materials.
surveillance
1. The action of observing or following closely. 2. The condition of being closely observed or followed, expecially by the police or other authorities.

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