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::: boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
::: fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
::: decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
::: brawl - noisy quarrel
::: implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
::: carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
::: philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
::: consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
::: paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
::: 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