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a hospital for the treatment of chronic diseases, as tuberculosis or various nervous or mental disorders.

Sanitarium

1

distracted; deeply agitated.

Distraught

2

concerned with or comprehending only what is on the surface or obvious

Superficial

3

equipment, apparatus, or furnishing used in or necessary for a particular activity

Paraphernalia

4

an apartment or room rented by a tenant

Tenement

5

strikingly bold or brilliant; showy

Flamboyant

6

profitable; moneymaking; remunerative

Lucrative

7

having a high reputation; honored; esteemed

Prestigious

8

gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible.

Macabre

9

a close association with or detailed knowledge or deep understanding of a place, subject, period of history, etc

Intimacy

10

the pattern or melody of pitch changes in connected speech, especially the pitch pattern of a sentence, which distinguishes kinds of sentences or speakers of different language cultures.

Intonation

11

meaningless, rapid talk; mere chatter; gabble.

Patter

12

the entire stock of skills, techniques, or devices used in a particular field or occupation

Repertoire

13

respect or reverence paid or rendered

Homage

14

skill or adroitness in using the hands or body; agility

Dexterity

15

The act of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.

Perception

16

Importance or other superiority

Precedence

17

indecent; lewd; obscene

Bawdy

18

subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one's discretion

Arbitrary

19

sincere penitence or remorse

Contrition

20

a ghost or spirit supposed to manifest its presence by noises

Poltergeist

21

rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained

Boisterous

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a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation

Aphorisms