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rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
eschew - avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
monogram - design composed of one or more initials of a name; V.
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful