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::: confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
::: nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
::: philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
::: vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
::: commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
::: conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
::: punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
::: paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
::: parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
::: quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress