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::: effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
::: inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
::: chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
::: compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
::: distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
::: tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
::: functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
::: mischance - ill luck
::: havoc - widespread damage; disorder; chaos
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune