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::: moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
::: ramification - branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
::: onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
::: resentment - indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
::: parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
::: celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
::: forgo - (forego) give up; do without
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction