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chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
motto - brief statement used to express a principle
monarchy - government under a single ruler
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group
compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream