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::: contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
::: emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
::: camaraderie - good-fellowship; CF. comrade
::: supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
::: recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
::: bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
::: continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
::: gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
::: affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
::: cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess