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::: optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
::: metropolis - large city
::: exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
::: centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center
::: superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
::: affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on