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woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
gambol - romp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder