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orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
abridge - condense or shorten
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
simulate - feign; imitate
vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
noncommittal - neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided