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equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
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