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::: mauve - pale purple
::: coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
::: pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
::: jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
::: gleam - brief flash of light; glow; V.
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
::: frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote