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optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
perturb - disturb greatly
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture