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in good order or condition; tidy; neat. (adjective)


showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness: a benign smile. (adjective)


to imbue or inspire (usually fol. by with): The new coach infused the team with enthusiasm.(verb)


unable or unwilling to tolerate or endure (usually fol. by of): intolerant of very hot weather. (noun)


the state of being illiterate; lack of any or enough education. the letter was full of illiteracies. (noun)


a person who has the tastes, manners, etc., characteristic of members of an aristocracy.(no


resembling wire, as in form, stiffness, etc.: wiry grass.(adjective)


to overwhelm or bewilder, as with the magnitude, complexity, or abnormality of: The speed of light boggles the mind. (verb)


to look with a sideways or oblique glance, esp. suggestive of lascivious interest or sly and malicious intention: I can't concentrate with you leering at me. (verb)


something that enchants: Music is an enchantment that never fails. (noun)


the basic, real, and invariable nature of a thing or its significant individual feature or features: Freedom is the very essence of our democracy. (noun)

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