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Acrophobia

fear of heights

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Bourgeois

middle class

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Debility

weakness; incapacity

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Epistolary

concerned with letters; through correspondence

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Hiatus

interruption; pause

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Languid

tired; slow

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Obscured

hidden; covered; buried

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Poised

calm; collected; self-possessed

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Resplendent

shining; glowing

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Therapeutic

medicinal; curative

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Revere

To honor and admire profoundly

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Seclude

To isolate; to make inaccessible; to shut apart

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Diminutive

(adj) small; miniature;
(n) word form indicating small size

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Embellish

To improve or expand by adding ornament or detail

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Euphemism

Agreeable word or phrase used in place of a harsh or distasteful one

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Curtail

To shorten; to reduce; to pare down

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Defunct

Inactive; not functioning; lifeless

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Derivative

(adj) not original; obtained from another;
(n) outgrowth; spin-off

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Innocuous

Harmless; not hurtful

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Gratis

Free; without charge or payment