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    Role - (n.) A part, or character, performed by an actor in a drama; hence, a part of function taken or assumed by any one; as, he has now taken the role of philanthropist.
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    Acrolein - (n.) A limpid, colorless, highly volatile liquid, obtained by the dehydration of glycerin, or the destructive distillation of neutral fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely irritating.
    Asterolepis - (n.) A genus of fishes, some of which were eighteen or twenty feet long, found in a fossil state in the Old Red Sandstone.
    Azarole - (n.) The Neapolitan medlar (Crataegus azarolus), a shrub of southern Europe; also, its fruit.
    Banderole - (n.) Alt. of Bandrol
    Caroled - (imp. & p. p.) of Carol
    Casserole - (n.) A small round dish with a handle, usually of porcelain.
    Casserole - (n.) A mold (in the shape of a hollow vessel or incasement) of boiled rice, mashed potato or paste, baked, and afterwards filled with vegetables or meat.
    Centrolecithal - (a.) Having the food yolk placed at the center of the ovum, segmentation being either regular or unequal.
    Chloroleucite - (n.) Same as Chloroplastid.
    Comptroler - (n.) A controller; a public officer whose duty it is to examine certify accounts.
    Erythroleic - (a.) Having a red color and oily appearance; -- applied to a purple semifluid substance said to be obtained from archil.
    Erythrolein - (n.) A red substance obtained from litmus.
    Fumarole - (n.) A hole or spot in a volcanic or other region, from which fumes issue.
    Fusarole - (n.) A molding generally placed under the echinus or quarter round of capitals in the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture.
    Clycerole - (n.) Same as Glycerite.
    Gyrolepis - (n.) A genus of ganoid fishes, found in strata of the new red sandetone, and the lias bone beds.
    Metacrolein - (n.) A polymeric modification of acrolein obtained by heating it with caustic potash. It is a crystalline substance having an aromatic odor.
    Microlepidoptera - (n. pl.) A tribe of Lepidoptera, including a vast number of minute species, as the plume moth, clothes moth, etc.
    Microlestes - (n.) An extinct genus of small Triassic mammals, the oldest yet found in European strata.
    Musrole - (n.) Alt. of Musrol
    Nitroleum - (n.) Nitroglycerin.
    Ochroleucous - (a.) Yellowish white; having a faint tint of dingy yellow.
    Parole - (n.) A word; an oral utterance.
    Parole - (n.) Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially (Mil.), promise, upon one's faith and honor, to fulfill stated conditions, as not to bear arms against one's captors, to return to custody, or the like.
    Parole - (n.) A watchword given only to officers of guards; -- distinguished from countersign, which is given to all guards.
    Parole - (n.) Oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2.
    Parole - (a.) See 2d Parol.
    Paroled - (imp. & p. p.) of Parole
    Parole - (v. t.) To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.
    Pass-parole - (n.) An order passed from front to rear by word of mouth.
    Patrole - (n. & v.) See Patrol, n. & v.
    Petroleum - (n.) Rock oil, mineral oil, or natural oil, a dark brown or greenish inflammable liquid, which, at certain points, exists in the upper strata of the earth, from whence it is pumped, or forced by pressure of the gas attending it. It consists of a complex mixture of various hydrocarbons, largely of the methane series, but may vary much in appearance, composition, and properties. It is refined by distillation, and the products include kerosene, benzine, gasoline, paraffin, etc.
    Petroleur - (n. f.) Alt. of Petroleuse
    Petroleuse - (n. f.) One who makes use of petroleum for incendiary purposes.
    Primerole - (n.) See Primrose.
    Proleg - (n.) One of the fleshy legs found on the abdominal segments of the larvae of Lepidoptera, sawflies, and some other insects. Those of Lepidoptera have a circle of hooks. Called also proped, propleg, and falseleg.
    Prolegate - (n.) The deputy or substitute for a legate.
    Prolegomenary - (a.) Of the nature of a prolegomenon; preliminary; introductory; prefatory.
    Prolegomena - (pl. ) of Prolegomenon
    Prolegomenon - (n.) A preliminary remark or observation; an introductory discourse prefixed to a book or treatise.
    Prolepsis - (n.) A figure by which objections are anticipated or prevented.
    Prolepsis - (n.) A necessary truth or assumption; a first or assumed principle.
    Prolepsis - (n.) An error in chronology, consisting in an event being dated before the actual time.
    Prolepsis - (n.) The application of an adjective to a noun in anticipation, or to denote the result, of the action of the verb; as, to strike one dumb.
    Proleptic - (a.) Alt. of Proleptical
    Proleptical - (a.) Of or pertaining to prolepsis; anticipative.
    Proleptical - (a.) Previous; antecedent.
    Proleptical - (a.) Anticipating the usual time; -- applied to a periodical disease whose paroxysms return at an earlier hour at every repetition.
    Proleptically - (adv.) In a proleptical manner.
    Proleptics - (n.) The art and science of predicting in medicine.
    Proletaire - (n.) One of the common people; a low person; also, the common people as a class or estate in a country.
    Proletaneous - (a.) Having a numerous offspring.
    Proletarian - (a.) Of or pertaining to the proletaries; belonging to the commonalty; hence, mean; vile; vulgar.
    Proletarian - (n.) A proletary.
    Proletariat - (n.) The indigent class in the State; the body of proletarians.
    Proletariate - (n.) The lower classes; beggars.
    Proletaries - (pl. ) of Proletary
    Proletary - (n.) A citizen of the lowest class, who served the state, not with property, but only by having children; hence, a common person.
    Rigmarole - (n.) A succession of confused or nonsensical statements; foolish talk; nonsense.
    Rigmarole - (a.) Consisting of rigmarole; frovolous; nonsensical; foolish.
    Squaterole - (n.) The black-bellied plover.
    Styrolene - (n.) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C8H8, obtained by the distillation of storax, by the decomposition of cinnamic acid, and by the condensation of acetylene, as a fragrant, aromatic, mobile liquid; -- called also phenyl ethylene, vinyl benzene, styrol, styrene, and cinnamene.
    Virole - (n.) A ring surrounding a bugle or hunting horn.
    Viroled - (a.) Furnished with a virole or viroles; -- said of a horn or a bugle when the rings are of different tincture from the rest of the horn.
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    Role - n. (also rle) 1 actor's part in a play, film, etc. 2 person's or thing's function. [french: related to *roll]
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    Banderole - n. 1 long narrow flag with a cleft end. 2 ribbon-like inscribed scroll. [italian: related to *banner]
    Barcarole - n. 1 gondoliers' song. 2 music imitating this. [italian barca boat]
    Casserole - n. 1 covered dish for cooking food in the oven. 2 food cooked in this. v. (-ling) cook in a casserole. [greek kuathion little cup]
    Parole - n. 1 temporary or permanent release of a prisoner before the expiry of a sentence, on the promise of good behaviour. 2 such a promise. v. (-ling) put (a prisoner) on parole. [french, = word: related to *parlance]
    Petroleum - n. Hydrocarbon oil found in the upper strata of the earth, refined for use as fuel etc. [latin petra rock, oleum oil]
    Petroleum jelly - n. Translucent solid mixture of hydrocarbons used as a lubricant, ointment, etc.
    Profiterole - n. Small hollow choux bun, usu. Filled with cream and covered with chocolate. [french diminutive: related to *profit]
    Prole - adj. & n. Derog. Colloq. Proletarian. [abbreviation]
    Prolegomenon - n. (pl. -mena) (usu. In pl.) Preface to a book etc., esp. When critical or discursive. [greek lego say]
    Proletarian - adj. Of the proletariat. n. Member of the proletariat. [latin proles offspring]
    Proletariat - n. 1 wage-earners collectively. 2 esp. Derog. Lowest, esp. Uneducated, class. [french: related to *proletarian]
    Rigmarole - n. 1 lengthy and complicated procedure. 2 rambling or meaningless talk or tale. [originally ragman roll catalogue]
    Role model - n. Person on whom others model themselves.
    Role-playing - n. (also role-play) acting of characters or situations as an aid in psychotherapy, language-teaching, etc. role-play v.
    Title role - n. Part in a play etc. That gives it its name (e.g. Othello).

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