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::: dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
::: uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
::: catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
::: pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
::: reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
::: nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
::: interpolate - insert between
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state