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bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
tenancy - possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
quicksilver - mercury
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
belittle - disparage; depreciate
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments