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::: gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
::: insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
::: hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
::: trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
::: dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
::: nausea - feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness
::: debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
::: extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
::: obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
::: dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal