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furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
corollary - natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)
constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)