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assurance

a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence; promise, sureness

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asylum

an institution did the care of children, elderly people, etc; a place of safety, sanctuary

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console

to comfort, solace

the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electronic device

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dilate

to make or become large or wider; to expand upon

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dross

refuse, waste products; dregs, scum

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dwindle

to lessen, diminish

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flippant

lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy; frivolous, insolent

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immunity

resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation

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institute

to establish, set up; found

organization that promotes learning; academy

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liability

a debt; something disadvantageous

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preposterous

ridiculous, senseless; impediment

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pugnacious

quarrelsome, fond of fighting; belligerent

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rabid

furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad, infuriated; infected with rabies

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realm

a kingdom; a region or field of study; domain, jurisdiction

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rejuvenate

to make young again; to make like new, renew

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remunerate

to reward, pay, reimburse; satisfy; benefit

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sparse

meagre, scant; scattered, few and far between, scanty

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sterling

genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness; worthy, pure, first-rate

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venture

a risky or daring undertaking; gamble

to expose to danger; to dare, chance; undertake, try

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warp

to twist out shape, bend, distort

an abnormality, irregularity