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prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
solemnity - seriousness; gravity
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
filing - particle removed by a file
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent