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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
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
circlet - small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel