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Passage 1

acute

(adjective) extremely sharp or intense

savours

(noun) perfumes; scents

reproach

(noun) a mild rebuke or criticism

wistfully

(adverb) longingly; sadly remembering something nice

turbulence

(noun) wild or disturbing activity

irrecoverable

(adjective) incapable of being recovered or regained

scarcely

(adverb) by a small margin

momentum

(noun) the force or speed with which something moves

supercilious

(adjective) arrogant

effeminate

(adjective) having unsuitable feminine qualities

leverage

(noun) strategic advantage

gruff

(adjective) rough-mannered

fractiousness

(noun) inclined to make trouble; unruly; prone to disobedience and lack of discipline

vista

(noun) a distant view seen through an opening

pungent

(adjective) sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell

ballooned

(verb) to swell or puff out like a balloon

reiterate

(verb) to say again, repeat

refute

(verb) prove to be false or incorrect

censure

(noun) harsh criticism or disapproval

scorn

(noun) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

contempt

(noun) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

awe

(noun) an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

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