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::: excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
::: pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
::: munificent - very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
::: volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
::: chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
::: badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
::: dehydrate - remove water from; dry out
::: espionage - spying
::: chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
::: tenacity - firmness; persistence