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suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
aloft - upward; high up in the air
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
quotidian - daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine