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::: abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
::: repugnance - disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
::: diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
::: optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.