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Respite

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  1. respite (from something) a short break or escape from something difficult or unpleasant.
  2. a short delay allowed before something difficult or unpleasant must be done

His naps offered a soothing respite from the cacophony of perplexing voices in his head.

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CONSTANCY

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The state of being dedicated or devoted to something, the quality of being faithful and dependable: Constancy is the vertue, whereby man or woman hold. They are supposed to be changeless and are believed to reflect an underlying constancy of nature.

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LUFTSCHLOSS (Luft·sch.loss)

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translates to ‘air castle’ or ‘castle in the sky’ and describes an unrealistic plan or dream that a person longs for, even though it is usually unattainable.

Example sentence:
Lost in reverie, he built Luftschlösser for his Queen, well aware that she might never visit.

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INSOUCIANT Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsuːsiənt/

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(adjective) showing a casual lack of concern.
not worrying or caring about anything.
careless, indifferent, unconcerned. (1829-)
Example sentence:
With her insouciant attitude she overcame life’s challenges without ever losing her seraphic smile.

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REVERIE

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A moment or period of being lost, esp. pleasantly, in one’s thoughts; a daydream: As he gazes out of the window, he drifted into a nostalgic reverie and relived meeting his loved ones for the first time.

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AMALGAMATION

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  1. the act of putting two or more things together so that they form one; the new thing that is formed in this way
  2. the action, process, or result of combining or uniting: Can you think of an amalgamation where different elements, entities, or components are combined to created a unified whole?
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Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

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ESCAPISM

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The tendency to seek, or the practice of seeking, distraction from what normally has to be endured

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BRAZEN Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪz(ə)n/

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bold and without shame, usually about something that shocks people.
1) Made of brass
2) figurative. Hardened in effrontery; shameless.
With her brazen spirit she defied social norms and fearlessly asserted her independence.

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SANGUINE

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1) Blood-red. Also sanguine red
2) Of persons or their dispositions: Having the mental attributes characteristic of the sanguine complexion; chiefly, disposed to hopefulness or confidence of success.

Despite unexpected obstacles they remained sanguine about the path they are on.

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INEXTRICABLY

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In an inextricable manner; beyond all possibility of being disentangled or extricated. (1597-)

Are pain and growth inextricably linked?

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SAUDADE

(Portuguese word - Sau + Da+ ge)

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an emotional state of melancholic or profoundly nostalgic longing for a beloved yet absent something or someone. It is often associated with a repressed understanding that one might never encounter the object of longing ever again.

Example sentence:
I feel saudade of the way we once were.

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SORDID

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(adjective)1. involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
2. dirty or squalid,immorable, dishonest

“It was a shock to discover the truth about his sordid past”.
“He told me he’d had an affair but he spared me the sordid details”.
“He sat with his head buried in his hands as his sordid double life was revealed”.

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ATARAXY

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(noun) a state of serene calmness.
Freedom from disturbance of mind or passion; stoical indifference.
Ataraxy does not dismiss the challenges of life, but invites us to embrace them with a composed spirit.

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JOWA or IOWA

(Swiss German Word)

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to be used when the inevitable happens. when something doesn’t suprise anymore just say “Iowa”. The word has a slight ironic undertone so use it wisely.

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LASSITUDE

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a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy: Sheer lassitude prevented him from untangling his headphones.

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AUREATE (O + reate)

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  1. made of or having the colour of gold.
  2. metaphorically to express the quality of excellence and splender: Her aureate glow filled him with wonder, what will life be like when the sun has set and she has left.
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cacophony

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noun that means a harsh or discordant sound, or a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds. For example, a cacophony could be a group of hoots, cackles, and wails, or the sound of city traffic at midday.

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stoical (sto +e +kal)

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enduring pain and hardship without showing one’s feelings, emotions or complaining: In character he appears to have been gentle and kindly, self-sacrificing with his patients and stoical towards his own ill health.

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seraphic

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blissful,sublime, joyful, serene:”a seraphic smile”

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Daniprat (Dan +dee +prat)

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An insignificant person: You are a self obsessed dandiprat!

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Clodpate (kalaud+peyt)

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A silly, stupid person, blockhead: I refuse to engage a clodpate like you

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Montebank (Moun+tee+bank)

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a crook to tricks people in order to get their money, a fraudster: I see right through your tactics, you are a mounte bank

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Urbane

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confident, polite, polish, sophesticated (Espically men): Your urbane manners are so impressive.The reason we call him Newyork boy because of his urbane charm

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Incisive (In+syi+sive)

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impressively direct and decisive: your incisive comments gave us a new prespective on this topic

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BUMFUZZLE

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(exclamination remark)_confused or perplexed situation of beign disoriented and bewildered: I was bumfuzzled by the information she gave me

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FLIBBERTIGIBBET (FLIBBER+TI+GIBBET)

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(exclamination remark)_irresponsible, silly gossipy: we need to ignore him, he is a flibbertigibbet!

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SNOLLYGOSTER

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(exclamination remark)_ shrewd, unprincipal person generally used in political context: I will not vote that politician, he is a snollygoster

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VERBOSE (ver +bauhs)

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using more words than necessary: he is notoriously verbose, makes me want to pull my hair out!

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LOGORRHEA

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law+ guh+ree+uh: a pathological inability to stop talking: I can’t put with his logorrea anymore!

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MOTORMOUTH

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a person who talks excessively: she always gets herselg into trouble because she is just a motormouth

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SOPORIFIC (sop+uh+rif+ik)

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causing sleep or making a person want to sleep: the lecture was so monotonous that it had a soporific effect on me

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Slumber

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sleep: I fell into a deep slumber after a long day at work

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SOMNOLENCE (som+nuh+luhns)

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a feeling of wanting to sleep: the toreential rain outside put me in a state of dreamy somnolence

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ethereal

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not from this world: the desire of look ethereal among all of them

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petrichor (pet-ruh-kawr)

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Petrichor is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil: “other than the petrichor emanating from the rapidly drying grass, there was not a trace of evidence that it had rained at all”

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Mellifluous

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sounding sweet and smooth; pleasant to listen to: His mellifluous voice frequently erupts in rumbustious laughter.

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aquiver

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quivering. quivery. shaking. trembling: The bamboo thicket was aquiver with small birds and insects. The exciting news set me aquiver.

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ephemeral (a + phemeral)

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lasting or used for only a short period of time: The poem celebrates the ephemeral joys of childhood.

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Limerence

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a state of infatuation or obsession with another person that involves an all-consuming passion and intrusive thoughts: Love, sexual attraction, and limerence can all exist without each other or any or all of them can coexist together.

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Elysian (E + li+ sian)

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relating to or characteristic of heaven or paradise: “Elysian visions”

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ALLOSTASIS

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achieving stability through change_remaining stable by being variable”: Allostasis reminds us that our bodies have mastered maintaining balance in an ever-changing world and so can we.

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BRIO

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energy and confidence, enthusiasm and individual style, vigour or vivacity of style or performance: Whatever you do with brio, don’t stop doing that.

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JOCUND

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Feeling, expressing, or communicating mirth or cheerfulness; mirthful, merry, cheerful, blithe, gay, sprightly, light-hearted; pleasant, cheering, delightful. (Of persons, actions, things, etc.): Happy birthday Laura, your jocund spirit and authentic approach to life have always been a huge inspiration to me.

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PANGLOSSIAN

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A naively or unrealistically optimistic person_“All is for the best in the best of possible worlds.”:Even the most Panglossian temperament would have had trouble finding the good in this situation.

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Modality

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A method in which to do something: The four widely accepted learning modalities (or modes) are known by the acronym VARK: Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing, Kinesthetic or The modality of teaching is changing to become more modern.

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discernment

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ability to perceive, understand, and judge things clearly: But I need to plead with you to handle this crisis with wisdom and discernment.

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unimpeachable

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entirely trustworthy, cannot be doubted or questioned: An unimpeachable role model who avoids bad influences and sketchy situations, An unimpeachable reputation.

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Stoic

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adjective_someone who is calm and almost without emotion: She listened stoically as the guilty verdict was read out

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dissertation

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a long piece of writing on something that you have studied: spending an entire year of your life writing a dissertation that no other than your lecturer will read

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requiem
ˈरेक्विअम्

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A requiem is a religious ceremony performed for the dead

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lerate (la+rate)

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cultured, cultivated, educated,learned: the effect you created on me was the effect you couldn’t lerate in yourself.

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zealous
‍ˈज़े᠎̮लस्‌

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using great energy and enthusiasm: she was such a zealous fan of her, how could she can do that

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imperil
इम्ˈपेरल्

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put something or someone at risk or in danger of being harmed or destroyed: “A police raid would imperil the lives of the hostages”.
Synonyms of “imperil” include: Endanger, Jeopardize, Menace, Peril, Threaten.

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pragmatic

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dealing with problems in a practical way rather than by following ideas or principles
व्‍यावहारिक: You’re so pragmatic

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solivagant

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a lone wanderer: In the end we all are solivagant in our life.

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gobsmacked

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Surprised, Dumbfounded, Awestruck, Astonished, Amazing: I was gobsmacked by the news

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eloquent

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fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing and expresses herself clearly and powerfully, clearly expressing or indicating something: “His eyes were eloquent”

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Resuscitate (Re+ sus + si + tate)

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to revive someone from unconsciousness or apparent death, or make (something) active or vigorous again: “measures to resuscitate the ailing economy”

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obliterate (ob + li+ tirate)

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to destroy or remove something completely, cancel (something, especially a postage stamp) to prevent further use: you can obliterate writing or marks by making them undecipherable.

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Nitwit

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a stupid or silly person: “I want nothing to do with that bunch of nitwits!”

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phallic (phe +lic)

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relating to, resembling, or representing a penis, eg - Tall, buildings, Cucumbers, Tall and narrow objects in nature ,Cigars, Skyscrapers, Automobiles: “a phallic symbol”

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premonition

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a feeling or warning that something bad or harmful is going to happen: Even then I had a premonition of danger, of menace

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Menace (Me +ne +ce/s)

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A threat, thing or person that can cause danger, Personality type: Impulsive, enjoys taking risks,Confident, assertive, Enjoys being the center of attention: That boy is a menace to himself and his friends.

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Slumber

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Sleep or state of inactivity: “The small town slumbered in the moonlight”.

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Rebuff

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reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner: “Her desperate request for help was met with a rebuff”, “I asked her to be my wife, and was rebuffed in no uncertain terms”.

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Ailing

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as verb_ to cause pain or problems and to be ill: “His back has been ailing him” and “They discussed the problems ailing the steel industry”
as adjective_ experiencing difficulty and problems, or being weak and suffering from illness: “But even in ailing health he never lost his feistiness” and “Let’s hope news about his ailing health has been exaggerated”.

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Frivolous

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(of a person) carefree and superficial or not having any serious purpose or value: No one ever found me irresponsible or frivolous

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Yammer

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talk foolishly or incessantly or whining, complaining, howling: After listenig all of your yammering this morning I still chose to go with our professional relation as we have to work together here

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Unenviable

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something is not desirable or pleasant: “He found himself in the unenviable position of having to admit he’d lied”, “She had the unenviable task of making the first few phone calls”.

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Enviable

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something is worthy of envy or very desirable, Advantageous, Fortunate, Lucky, desirable: “The company is in the enviable position of having no real competitors”, “Winning the lottery is very enviable”.

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Fornication

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sexual intercourse between people not married to each other.
“laws forbidding adultery and fornication”

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stature

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importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement, Height, Status, Reputation, Rank, Prominence, Prestige, Posture: “It suited her diminutive stature and delicate features”,”Supporters say there is no one of equal stature to replace him in the party”.

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Ingrid

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fair, beautiful (norse name)

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Faze

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to disconcert, worry, or disturb, Unnerve, Shock, Frighten: Well, that won’t faze me.

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wits

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the ability to think quickly and clearly, and to make good decisions: I’ve encountered many cases
of soldiers with battle fatigue, who lost their wits entirely.

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deter

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to discourage, restrain, or prevent someone from acting or proceeding: “The large dog deterred trespassers”. can also mean to frighten away. For example, Halloween decorations that are too scary might deter trick-or-treaters.

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invigorate

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to give life, strength and energy to someone or something: you might be invigorated by fresh air, But I was not deterred, Doctor, In fact, I was invigorated.

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leering

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to look or behave in a way that shows sexual interest, especially when it’s not wanted: A lady in my position could go so far as to say you’re leering. A gentleman in my position can’t help it when he’s staring at a beautiful woman
like yourself.

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Musty

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having a stale, mouldy, or damp smell, lacking freshness or vitality; old-fashioned: Not as a musty old bureaucrat,
but as a forward-thinking progressive.

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Sullen

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bad-tempered and sulky:That she is of a sullen disposition
with a quarrelsome temper.

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Disposition

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temperment, nature, character: That she is of a sullen disposition with a quarrelsome temper, and arrangement, positioning, ordering: “the plan shows the disposition of the rooms”

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encapsulation

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enclosing or summerizing: encapsulation of contaminants within a solid glasslike matrix” and “his encapsulation of the concept”

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Relish

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great enjoyment: “she swigged (to drink something quickly and in large amounts, especially from a bottle) a mouthful of wine with relish”

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squabble

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quarrel noisily over a trivial matter.
“the boys were squabbling over a ball”

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Stint

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a fixed period of time that you spend doing something: He did a brief stint in the army after leaving school, Having recently a five-month unemployment stint.

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Curt

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rudely brief in speech or manner: “My answers were short and curt, with an edge of sarcasm”, “He listened to a Walkman and answered in a curt, dismissive tone”,I’d noticed that in a few short hours that his curt and snappish side was back.

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scintillating
sin + t + lating

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sparkling or shining brightly.
“the scintillating sun” or brilliantly, excitingly clever, very impressive, exciting, or stimulating, especially in a lively and witty manner or skilful.
“the audience loved his scintillating wit”

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visage
ˈव़िज़िज्

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a person’s face or facial features: Edger poe brooding visage compliments the theme he worked on.

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thaumatrope

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thauma (“wonder”) and tropos (“turn”), or “spinning wonder”:A life is a thaumatrope. All we need a sense of perisistanceand vision.

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opulence

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the quality of being expensive and luxurious: the opulence of the hotel was quite a contrast to its surroundings

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Nosedive

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suddenly fall in value, quickly and by a large amount: House prices nosedived without warning.

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Egregious (eg+ri+gious)

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To stand out but not in good way, outstandingly bad, shocking: If you make an egregious error during a championship soccer match.

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preamble

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An introductory statement: clearly, the intention expressed in those preambles is not being achieved, We could tell what she said was by way of a preamble

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Anomaly

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something different, abnormal, not easy to classified: there are no. of anamolies in the present system. something anomalous. if you are a breeder of black dogs and one puppy comes out pink, that puppy is an anomaly.

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mitigate

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make something less harmful, less severe, unpleasant, painful: It is unclear how to mitigate the effects of tourism on the island. getting a lot of sleep and drinking plenty of fluids can mitigate the effects of the flu.

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Cue

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signal, sign, indication: She had not yet been given her cue to come out on to the dais, give a cue to or for.

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imminent

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coming or likely to happen very soon: they were in imminent danger of being swept away, A strike is imminent.

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Erasure

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an act of erasing, a place where something has been erased; a spot or mark left after erasing: You can’t sign a contract with so many erasures in it. The erasure of prior history.

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Kitschy

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conisdered to be in poor taste: Kitschy souvenir shops

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Slate

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to attack by criticizing; to write or say that something is very bad: Her last book was slated by the critics.
be slated; to be expected to happen in the future : the meeting is slated FOR next thurdsay, Jeff is slated TO be the next captain of team.

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Indict

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to accuse someone of wrongdoing, incriminate, or condemn. For example, “He tends to indict everyone of plotting against him”.

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ostracize

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exclude from a society or group, to intentionally avoid someone or prevent them from participating in a group’s activities. For example, “His colleagues ostracized him after he criticized the company in public”.

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predispose

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make someone liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition.
“lack of exercise may predispose an individual to high blood pressure” “Her good mood predisposed her to enjoy the play”.
Predisposed can also refer to any tendency. For example, “You might be predisposed to a pessimistic outlook”.
Predisposed can also mean to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand. For example, “Genetic factors may predispose human beings to certain metabolic diseases”

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twofold

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Twice as much or as many: “Our goal in this work has been twofold”
“In general terms, this, it is hoped, is twofold”

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unrelenting
ˌअन्‌रिˈले᠎̮न्‌टिङ्‌

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continuously strong, not becoming weaker or stopping: Life is an unrelenting series of experiences, that only get controlled when we grow and evolve

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beleaguered
/bɪˈliːɡəd/

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having a lot of problems or difficulties,in a difficult situation, or being surrounded by an army: Being stung, chased or swarmed by wasps indicates that you will be beleaguered in some way by either external attack from enemies or from the torments of your own mind. “the board is supporting the beleaguered director amid calls for his resignation”

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innuendo
/ˌɪnjʊˈɛndəʊ/

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an allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one: The attacks from others may be caused by envy, hatred or deceit and may take the form of rumors, lies and innuendo.

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Beset

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hurt or troubled by something bad or to attack from all sides, to trouble greatly, or to harass: Many problems have beset the team in recent months. “the social problems that beset the UK”

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Soliciting

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to ask for something, such as money or help, from people or companies. It can also mean to urge something strongly, or to entice or lure someone, especially into evil: “He’s soliciting funds to keep the library open” “When the teacher left the room, two girls solicited their friends to throw all the textbooks out the windows”.

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condescending
/ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ/

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having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority.Condescending behavior is usually considered disrespectful and patronizing.
“she thought the teachers were arrogant and condescending”