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1

Amid

-- preposition

1) in the middle of / surrounded by / among: to stand weeping amid the ruins.

2

Fluorescent

-- adjective

1) strikingly bright / vivid / glowing: plastic toys in fluorescent colors.

3

Beneficent

-- adjective

1) doing good / causing good to be done.

4

Poise

-- noun

1) a dignified composure / steadiness / stability: intellectual poise.

5

Locution

-- noun

1) a style of speech or verbal expression / phraseology.

6

Countermand

-- verb

1) to revoke or cancel an order, etc.

7

Plurality

-- noun

1) majority.

8

Grandee

-- noun

1) one of high social position or eminence, especially a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman.

9

Disunite

-- verb

1) to sever the union of; separate; disjoin.
2.
to set at variance; alienate:
The issue disunited the party members.

10

Aghast

-- adjective

1) in shock: They stood aghast at the sight of the plane crashing.

11

Killjoy

-- noun

1) a person who spoils the joy/pleasure of others.

12

ill repute

-- noun

1) the state of being held in low esteem by the public: women of ill repute.

13

Inimitable

-- adjective

1) incapable of being imitated.

14

Transgress

-- verb

1) to violate a law/command/moral code/etc.: to transgress bounds of prudence.

Related forms
-- Transgressive, adjective
-- Transgression, noun

15

Emblematic

-- adjective

1) Symbolic: this behavior is emblematic of his deep insecurity.

16

Grouse

-- verb

1) to grumble or complain: He groused about his work.

17

Improvident

-- adjective

1) not provident / lacking foresight / neglecting to provide for future needs.

18

Opaque

-- adjective

1) not allowing light to pass through / hard to understand: The problem remains opaque despite explanations.

19

Sclerotic

-- adjective

1) becoming rigid and unresponsive; losing the ability to adapt: sclerotic management.

20

Precept

-- noun

1) a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.

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