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taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
fluster - confuse; make nervous and confused; N.
credence - belief
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
viscid - adhesive; gluey