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::: conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
::: 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
::: viscid - adhesive; gluey
::: dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
::: apothecary - druggist; pharmacist
::: contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
::: wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
::: potable - suitable for drinking; drinkable
::: contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
::: pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic