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diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
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
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
encircle - surround
amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
palpable - tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder