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Our vicar's sagacious advice
In his sermon last week was "Be nice,
And rest every Sunday –
The Sabbath's the one day
When gentle exertions suffice".

ELABORATE – EMPHATIC

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Bach had an elaborate style,
But lightened it once in a while.
His lively French suites,
With emphatic first beats,
Could make even philistines smile.

HOCKEY – HOIST

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There was a keen amateur jockey
Who, eating too much, became stocky.
To hoist his poor horse
Round a twenty-fence course
Grew hopeless, so now he plays hockey.

LEGEND – LENGTHEN

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The Robin Hood legend of old
Is often embellished when told.
The tale may be lengthened
And morally strengthened
To fit a political mould.

RUNNER – RUTHLESS

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A long-distance runner from Spain
Was frequently heard to complain
That his ex-Army coach
Had a ruthless approach
Which caused him avoidable pain.

CAPACITY – CARESS

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My grandfather had the capacity
To live through old age with vivacity.
He liked to caress
Young women, and press
His lips to their cheeks with audacity.

LOAFING – LOCOMOTION

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When cruising around a wide ocean,
Keep healthy by self-locomotion.
If you're loafing all day,
Your heart will give way,
And you'll need some resuscitant potion.

OTHERWISE – OVERTLY

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A schoolgirl was laughing overtly.
"What's funny?" the teacher asked curtly;
"Come, stand up and share,
Otherwise it's not fair."
"Your hairstyle", the girl replied pertly.

GAMBLER – GARGANTUAN

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A gambler, who struggled to purge
Himself of his ruinous urge,
Still sought from each spin
A gargantuan win
To justify every past splurge.

TRIBUTE – TRIPTYCH

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"This triptych you see", said the guide,
"A tribute to Bell, who'd just died,
Depicts, in the centre,
The famous inventor,
With patterns of phones on each side."

EFFORT – ELASTIC

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