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emancipate
(ih-MAN-si-pate), verb
To free or liberate from slavery, restraint, oppression, or bondage.

Many young people feel that an eighteenth birthday has the power to emancipate them from their parents' rules.
epiphany
(ih-PIH-fuh-nee), noun
A sudden intuitive leap of understanding, often with credit given to divine inspiration; a revelation.

Seemingly miraculous circumstances, such as an unexplained recuperation from serious illness, often lead a person to an epiphany regarding the blessings of life.
faux pas
(foe PAW), noun
An embarrassing social blunder; a behavioral error. French for "false step."

To avoid committing a faux pas, Wendy read several etiquette books before going on her senior trip to Europe.
gossipmonger
(GOHS-sip-MOHN-guhr), noun
Someone who conducts a conversation about personal or intimate rumors or facts, especially those that are malicious to and about others.

Stacy was a notorious gossipmonger, yet people still told her their secrets.
lethargic
(luh-THAR-jik), adj.
Sluggish; inactive to such a degree as to resemble sleep or unconsciousness. A lethargic person is difficult to rouse to action.

After many long hours of vocabulary study, Stephen was lethargic but still unable to call it a night.