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irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
enmity - ill will; hatred; hostility
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental