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dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
hue - color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue
comprise - include; consist of
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president