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amenity
adj. pleasantness; attractive or comfortable feature
anguish
n. agonizing physical or mental pain
apocalypse
n. a prophetic revelation, especially one concerning the end of the world
aptitude
n. capacity for learning; natural ability
arduous
adj. hard; difficult
astute
adj. shrewd; keen in judgement
avow
v. to claim; to declare boldly; to admit
bastion
n. stronghold; fortress; fortified place
benefactor
n. one who provides help, especially in the form of a gift or donation
beset
v. to harass; to surround
bourgeois
adj. middle class, usually in a pejorative sense; boringly conventional
cajole
v. to persuade someone to do something he or she doesn't want to do
catholic
n. humiliation; embarrassed disappointment
chastise
v. to inflict punishment on; to discipline
circumscribe
v. to draw a line around; to set the limits; to define; to restrict
cogent
adj. powerfully convincing
complicity
n. participation in wrongdoing; the act of being an accomplice
condescend
v. to stoop to someone else's level, usually in an offensive way; to patronize
connoisseur
n. an expert, particularly in matters of art or taste
contentious
adj. argumentative; quarrelsome
cosmopolitan
adj. at home in many places or situations; internationally sophisticated
cryptic
adj. mysterious; mystifying