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delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
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
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
pretext - excuse
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
contaminate - pollute
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.