Eccentric (adj): irregular, not following normal conventions (n): a person who displays such behavior N: eccentricity
Convey (v): to carry or bring from one place to another; to communicate or make known N: conveyance
Decipher (v): to make out the meaning of; to interpret (like a code) Adj: decipherable (in-) N: cipher
Ovation (n): an enthusiastic reception; prolonged applause
Deter (v): to prevent or discourage from acting N: deterrent
Embark (v): to board a ship; begin a journey; start a new venture N: embarkation
Indirect Object: noun or pronoun following an ACTION VERB that answers the question “To whom or for whom did the [subject] [verb] it?” – I gave Mom a present. To whom did I give a present? Will NOT be inside a prepositional phrase Will nearly always be located AFTER the verb, but BEFORE the direct object.