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anteroom (n)

a smaller room that serves as an entry into a larger room

bauble (n)

a worthless but attractive adornment

bureaucracy (n)

government through administrative organizations or departments

condolence (n)

sympathy for or acknowledgment of another's pain or grief

conflagration (n)

an extensive fire

denude (v)

to remove covering

dissuade (v)

to convince a person to abandon an action or belief

exacerbate (v)

to make worse; to aggravate a problem or condition

ghastly (adj)

having a horrible appearance

impetus (n)

a factor that causes action

jaundice (n)

a yellow discoloration of the skin and tissues caused by a medical condition, such as hepatitis

lenient (adj)

tending to give a lesser punishment or penalty

myth (n)

a fictional story told as true in a particular culture, often containing a moral or explaining natural phenomena through supernatural tales; hi

navigate (v)

to control the course and direction of a vessel or vehicle; to find a route, as with a map

omnivorous (adj)

eating food from both animals and plants

pandemic (adj)

widespread and pervasive; affecting everyone

perspective (n)

a particular mental outlook or point of view

premonition (n)

a prophetic feeling; an impression that an event, often a bad event, will happen in the future

ravine (n)

a deep, long depression in the earth, as a canyon or gorge

reticent (adj)

unwilling to speak; tending to be silent; im watching u

shiftless (adj)

lacking willingness or energy to accomplish anything

tacit (adj)

not stated outright but understood

trepidation (n)

a feeling of anxiety or uncertainty

veneer (n)

a superficial, often deceptive, outer layer

zealot (n)

a person who is fanatical or holds extreme and passionate views on a particular topic, especially a religion

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