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Assurance

Pledge, freedom from doubt. Noun

2

Asylum

Institution for the care of children, place of safety. Noun.

3

Console

Comfort. Verb. A control panel for an electrical or mechanical device. Noun.

4

Dilate

Make larger or wider. Verb

5

Dross

Waste products. Noun.

6

Dwindle

Lessen, diminish. Verb.

7

Flippant

Lacking in seriousness, disrespectful. Adj

8

Immunity

Resistance from disease, freedom from some charge. Noun.

9

Institute

Establish, set up. Verb. Organization that promotes learning. Noun.

10

Liability

Debt. Noun.

11

Preposterous

Ridiculous, senseless. Adj.

12

Pugnacious

Quarrelsome, fond of fighting. Adj.

13

Rabid

Furious, violently intense. Adj.

14

Realm

Kingdom, region or field of study. Noun

15

Rejuvenate

Make young again. Verb.

16

Remunerate

Reward, pay. Verb.

17

Sparse

Meager, scant, scattered. Adj.

18

Sterling

Genuine, excellent. Adj.

19

Venture

Risky or daring undertaking. Noun. Expose to danger. Verb.

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Warp

Twist out of shape. Verb. Abnormality. Noun.