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debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
misgivings - doubts
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies