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assurance

a pledge; freedom from doubt, self confidence; poise

asylum

an institution for the care of children, elderly people, ect.; a place of safety. sanatorium

console

to comfort; they keyboard of an organ, a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device.

dilate

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

dross

refuse, waste products. rubbish, detritus, dregs

dwindle

to lessen, diminish

flippant

lacking in seriousness, disrespectful, saucy. frivolous, impertinent, insolent.

immunity

resistance to disease, freedom from some charge or obligation

institute

to establish, set up; an organization for the promotion of learning

liability

a debt; something disadvantageous. handicapped, difficulty

preposterous

ridiculous, senseless.

pugnacious

quarrelsome, fond of fighting. combative, belligerent

rabid

furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad, infected with rabies. fanatical, zealous, raving, infuriated, berserk.

realm

a kingdom; a region or field of study. domain, duchy, bailwick, jurisdiction.

rejuvenate

to make young again; to make like new

remunerate

to reward, pay, reimburse. compensate, satisfy, profit, benefit

sparse

meager, scant, scattered.

sterling

genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness

venture

a risky or daring undertaking, to expose to danger, to dare

warp

to twist out of shape, an abnormality

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