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BITTER : caustic, biting, or rancorous especially in feeling, language, or manner


SPONSORSHIP : a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was associated with Zeus and Athena : protection : controlling or conditioning influence


CONFUSION : simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action
: continual fluctuation


IMPUDENT : brittle : heedless of the consequences : audacious : done in haste without regard for consequences : rash


COAX : to persuade with flattery or gentle urging especially in the face of reluctance : coax
: to obtain from someone by gentle persuasion


DISMAY : disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure


AVOID : to avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds : shun


WORSEN : to make more violent, bitter, or severe


UNLAWFUL : not permitted : unlawful


ENCHANT : to cause to be foolish : deprive of sound judgment
: to inspire with a foolish or extravagant love or admiration


BURDEN : to put a load or burden on or in : load
: to put or place as a load especially for shipment : ship
: to load heavily or oppressively


EVERYDAY : of, relating to, or characteristic of the world : characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary : commonplace


SHORTAGE : smallness of number : fewness
: smallness of quantity : dearth


CARELESS : characterized by routine or superficiality : mechanical
: lacking in interest or enthusiasm


PROHIBIT : to publish the name of as condemned to death with the property of the condemned forfeited to the state
: to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful : prohibit


REFINE : to make rare, thin, porous, or less dense : to expand without the addition of matter
: to make more spiritual, refined, or abstruse


REAWAKENING : rising again into being or vigor


PATIENT : capitalized : a member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium about 300 b.c. holding that the wise man should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submissive to natural law : one apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain


CRIPPLE : to allege or prove to be of unsound mind and hence not responsible : to cause to appear or be stupid, foolish, or absurdly illogical
: to impair, invalidate, or make ineffective
: negate : to have a dulling or inhibiting effect


TARNISH : to make soiled or tarnished : defile
: to damage or ruin the good quality of (something)

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