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assurance

n. a pledge; freedom from doubt, self- confidence

asylum

n. n institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety

console

v. to comfort; n. the heyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device

dilate

v. to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon

dross

n. refuse, waste products

dwindle

v. to lessen, diminish

flippant

adj. lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy

immunity

n. resistance to desease; freedom from such charge or obligation

institute

v. to establish, set up. n. organization for the promotion of learning

liability

n. a debt, someting disadvantageous

preposterous

adj. rediculous, senseless

pugnacious

adj. quarrelsome, fond of fighting

rabid

adj. furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad, infected with rabies

realm

n. a kingdom, region, field of study

rejuvenate

v. to make young again; to make new

remunerate

to reward, pay, remburse

sparse

adj. meager, scant; scattered

sterling

adj. genuine, excellent, made of silver of standard fineness

venture

n. a risky or daring undertaking, v. to expose to danger, to dare

warp

v. to twist out of shape, n, an abnormality

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