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::: placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
::: bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
::: viper - poisonous snake
::: fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
::: uproar - noisy confusion
::: integrity - honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
::: assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)