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::: gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
::: impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
::: constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
::: testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
::: spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
::: bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
::: prolific - producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer
::: abate - subside or moderate
::: novelty - something new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original