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::: semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
::: miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
::: ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
::: opulence - extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
::: determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
::: monograph - scholarly article
::: hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
::: acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose