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::: countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
::: effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
::: benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
::: deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
::: gusto - eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
::: titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
::: lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
::: wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge