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::: forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
::: insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
::: tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
::: fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
::: florescence - condition or period of flowering
::: submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
::: celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
::: pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
::: cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform