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::: parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
::: abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
::: ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
::: console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
::: distrait - absentminded; distracted
::: parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
::: benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
::: exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
::: precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
::: disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd