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::: conflagration - great fire
::: mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility
::: auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
::: languish - lose animation or strength
::: mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
::: benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence