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CONSERVATORY

school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy

The meaning of the word conservatory is school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy.

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championshipposition of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
egotismtendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
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qualifyreach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
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