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::: reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
::: serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
::: hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
::: ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
::: nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
::: bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
::: repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
::: adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another