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baffle

to bewilder, to puzzle

baffling

frustrating, bewildering

cinema

movies, motion picture industry

cinematography

art of making motion pictures

despise

to look down on with contempt or disgust; to loathe

despicable

worthy of contempt

ebullient

overflowing with enthusiasm; exuberant

ebullience

exuberance

exaggerate

to overstate, to go beyond limits of actual truth

exaggeration

overstatement

exhort

to arouse by words; to urge

exhortation

urgent recommendation or advice

expertise

specialized skill or technical knowledge

finicky

excessively concerned with trifles or details; fussy

gall

1.to make sore, to annoy, to irritate mentally, to vex (v.)
2.brazen boldness; nerve (n.)

inane

lacking significance or sense; pointless

inanity

foolishness

indemnify

to compensate for loss, damage, or injury

Occident

west; countries of America and Europe

occidental

western

peruse

to read; to look at attentively; to study

perusal

reading; study

scuffle

1. to struggle at close quarters in a rough and confused manner; to wrestle; to grapple (v.)
2. brawl; fight (n.)

spurn

to thrust aside with disdain or contempt; to reject

stipend

fixed pay for services; salary; regular allowance awarded a scholarship winner

surveillance

close watch over a person, a group, or area; supervision

tepid

moderately warm; lukewarm

tepidly

lukewarmly

wager

1. to risk something on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; to gamble; to bet (v.)
2. bet (n.)

wane

to decrease in size or power; to dwindle; to decline

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