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::: laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
::: abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: augment - increase; add to
::: trite - hackneyed; commonplace
::: declivity - downward slope
::: 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
::: fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
::: padre - chaplain (in the armed forces)
::: abeyance - suspended action