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biennial - every two years
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
mischance - ill luck
jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
gravity - seriousness; ADJ. grave
connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
amass - collect (gradually, in a very large amount)