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asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
chasm - abyss; very deep crack
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
symmetry - arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical
subsequent - following in time or order; later
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified