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outlook - point of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
disgorge - surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence