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distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
ovation - enthusiastic applause
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition