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pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
duration - length of time something lasts
cerebration - thought; working of the brain
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
viand - food; CF. live
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase