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derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
drama - prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic