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hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
aegis - shield; protection; defense
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
breadth - width; extent
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background