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paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
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
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
dyslexia - word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together