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extant - (of something written or painted) still in existence
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
blunder - error; stupid mistake
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual