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::: disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: aphasia - loss of speech due to injury or illness
::: deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
::: delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation