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::: benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
::: cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
::: suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
::: ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
::: hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
::: benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
::: litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
::: imperil - put in danger
::: delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river