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Claustrophobia

An abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed places

Colleague

An associate or coworker of similar status

Condescend

1. To lower oneself to a position one considers inferior
2. To behave in an offensively superior manner

Contingent

1. Conditional; depending on something else
2. Likely but not certain to happen

Daunt

To discourage or intimidate

Deluge

1. A downpour of rain; a flood
2. A flood of anything
3. To flood or overwhelm

Dispel

To clear away; to remove or get rid of, as if scattering

Dub

To give a title, nickname or description to

Fanfare

1. A sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments
2. Any showy display

Fledgling

1. A young bird just learning to fly
2. A young and inexperienced person
3. New and untested

Inane

Empty, shallow or silly

Mettle

Courage to bear up under difficult circumstances; spirit

Negligible

Small and unimportant, not worth noticing

Protract

To draw out or lengthen (in time)

Replica

A copy or reproduction, especially one on a smaller scale than the original

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