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paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
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
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
subsequent - following in time or order; later
impair - injure; hurt; damage
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate