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forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
alcove - nook; recess
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
pendulous - hanging; suspended
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance