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insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
gist - essence; main point; substance
boorish - rude; insensitive
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck