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Aposiopesis

-- noun

1) a sudden breaking off in the midst of a sentence.

2

Presenteeism

-- noun

1) the practice of coming to work despite illness or without the real need to do so.

3

Nimiety

-- noun

1) excess; overabundance: nimiety of mere niceties in conversation.

4

Isthmus

-- noun

1) a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.

5

Alpenglow

-- noun

1) a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset.

6

Desiderata

-- noun (plural) / desideratum (singular)

1) things wanted or needed: “Happily-ever-after” and “eternal love” appear to be the desiderata of the current generation.

7

Nugatory

-- adjective

1) worthless / futile / not valid.

8

Smarmy

-- adjective

1) excessively or unctuously flattering/ingratiating/servile: the emcee with the smarmy welcome.

9

Compendium

-- noun

1) a brief treatment/summary of an extensive subject: a compendium of their complaints.

10

Benefactor

-- noun

1) a kindly helper / one who confers a benefit as to an institution.

11

Adhere

-- verb

1) to hold closely or firmly: to adhere to a plan.

12

Proliferate

-- verb

1) to increase in number or spread rapidly and often excessively.

Related forms
-- Proliferation, noun

13

Confection

-- noun

1) Something sweet / Candy

2) Something made up: He said the charges were a confection of the local police.

14

Mire

-- verb

1) to involve / entangle.

15

Palaver

-- noun / verb

1) profuse and idle talk; chatter.

16

Precipice

-- noun

1) a cliff / situation of great peril: on the precipice of war.

17

Albatross

-- noun

1) something burdensome that impedes action or progress.

18

Opalescent

-- adjective

1) having a milky iridescence.

19

Cruciform

-- adjective / noun

1) cross-shaped or a cross.

20

Pilfer

-- verb

1) to steal, especially in small quantities.

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