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addiction - compulsive habitual need
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
insurgent - rebellious; N.
acrophobia - fear of heights
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian