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::: linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
::: exhale - breathe out; OP. inhale
::: impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
::: drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
::: polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
::: shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
::: immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
::: commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: skinflint - miser; stingy person