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::: 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
::: civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
::: chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
::: smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
::: drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
::: saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
::: predilection - preference; partiality
::: contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
::: constitution - constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions