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affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata