master 1. a person in charge or authority over another person 2. an expert in a specific field 3. a person who defeats another 4. to become especially skilled at something 5. a main or principal part The concert master was responsible to insure the whole orchestra was tuned properly before the conductor took the platform.
natural 1. found in or produced by nature rather than made artificially; present from birth rather than having been learned; not faked or forced 2. a person who is good at something because of a special talent or ability The concert master was a natural on the violin. She seemed to be able to play beautifully since the first time she picked one up.
order 1. to tell someone that they must do something 2. to make a request in a restaurant or company 3. a certain arrangement or sequence of things 4. neatness; good behavior The orchestra followed a very particular order each time they warmed up.
right 1. the opposite of left 2. correct; good 3. fair or acceptable in a given situation 4. something given to people by law 5. exactly, precisely, or immediately 6. directly or in a straight line 7. conservative political views Every member of the orchestra understood that there was a right way to warm up, practice, and perform.
stagger 1. to walk or stand unsteadily 2. to begin to lose confidence or strength of purpose; waiver 3. to overwhelm with emotion or astonishment To arrange in alternating or overlapping time periods The concert master was a natural on the violin. She seemed to be able to play beautifully since the first time she picked one up.
delirious 1. confused thinking and disrupted attention usually accompanied by disordered speech The young child was delirious and saying strange things because of her high fever.
blubbering 1. to weep noisily The concert master was a natural on the violin. She seemed to be able to play beautifully since the first time she picked one up.
valiant 1. possessing or acting with bravery or boldness The coach was proud of his linebacker who valiantly continued to play despite hurting his knee early in the game.
impulsive 1. prone to act in a sudden spontaneous way The young violin player got in trouble when he impulsively started to play The Orange Blossom Special during a Bach symphony.
downbeat 1. a decline in activity or prosperity The young player was more and more downbeat after being moved to last chair.