ditty
a simple and unaffected song
vestibule
a passage, hall, or room between an interior room and outer door; a lobby
torpidly
in a manner not showing energy or vigor, exertion, or feeling
balustrade
a row of vertical wooden slats topped by a rail
querulous
habitually complaining; whining
aesthete
a person who appreciates art and beauty
rejoinder
an answer to a reply
modulated
adjusted to a particular key or pitch
impervious
not capable of being affected or disturbed
incongruity
something inconsistent or incompatible with what is known
timbre
the quality of the sound or tone made by a particular voice or musical instrument
parry
to ward off or evade
bellicose
inclined to start quarrels or wars; argumentative
musterings
the meetings or assemblies of military troops
qualms
a feelings of uneasiness, doubt, or fear
parody
a feeble or ridiculous imitation
cogitation
the act of pondering or intently meditating on something
presaged
foreshadowed; foretold, predicted
innately
in a manner indicating the essential nature of something
languid
exhibiting sluggishness from weakness or exhaustion