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hilarity - boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter
apiculture - bee-keeping
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
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
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
defalcate - embezzle
errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
wizardry - sorcery; magic
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town