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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
ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
distend - expand; swell out