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consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
skinflint - miser; stingy person
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
mediocre - ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
dishearten - discourage
sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire