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jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
collected - composed; calm; self-possessed
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
interminable - endless
behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs