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::: proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
::: empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
::: senility - old age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
::: despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
::: acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
::: venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
::: capsize - (of a boat) turn over
::: hummock - small hill; hillock
::: sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
::: severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense