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harried (adj)
/ˈharɪd/

Feeling strained as a result of having demands persistently made on one; harassed

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disbar (v)
/dɪsˈbɑː/

1. Expel (a barrister) from the Bar, so that they no longer have the right to practise law
2. Exclude (someone) from something

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fete
/feɪt/

1. (n) A public function, typically held outdoors and organized to raise funds for a charity, including entertainment and the sale of goods and refreshments
A celebration or festival.
2. (v) Honour or entertain (someone) lavishly

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overlook
/əʊvəˈlʊk/

1. (v) Fail to notice
Ignore or disregard (something, especially a fault or offence)
Pass over (someone) in favour of another
2. (v) Have a view of from above
(be overlooked) (Of a place) be open to view and so lack privacy
3. (v) Supervise
4. (v) Bewitch with the evil eye
5. (n) A commanding position or view

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mawkish (adj)
/ˈmɔːkɪʃ/

Sentimental in an exaggerated or false way
Having a faint sickly flavour

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draconian (Adj)
/drəˈkəʊnɪən/

(Of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe

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decrepit (adj)
/dɪˈkrɛpɪt/

Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect
(Of a person) elderly and infirm

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comical (adj)
/ˈkɒmɪk(ə)l/

Amusing, especially in a ludicrous or absurd way

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comical (adj)
/ˈkɒmɪk(ə)l/

Amusing, especially in a ludicrous or absurd way

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duress (n)
/djʊ(ə)ˈrɛs/

Threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgement

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preface
/ˈprɛfəs/

1. (n) An introduction to a book, typically stating its subject, scope, or aims.
A preliminary explanation
2. (v) Provide (a book) with a preface
(preface something with/by) Introduce or begin (a speech or event) with or by doing something

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subsume (v)
/səbˈsjuːm/

Include or absorb (something) in something else

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snub
/snʌb/

1. (v) Rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully
2. (v) Check the movement of (a horse or boat), especially by a rope wound round a post
3. (n) An act of rebuffing or ignoring someone or something
4. (adj) (Of a person’s nose) short and turned up at the end

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simper
/ˈsɪmpə/

1. (v) Smile in an affectedly coquettish, coy, or ingratiating manner
2. (n) An affectedly coquettish, coy, or ingratiating smile or gesture

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provocative (adj)
/prəˈvɒkətɪv/

Causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
Intended or intending to arouse sexual desire or interest

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snide
/snʌɪd/

1. (adj) Derogatory or mocking in an indirect way
2. (adj) (Of a person) devious and underhand
3. (adj) Counterfeit; inferior
4. (n) An unpleasant or underhand person