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fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
divulge - reveal
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
adore - love deeply and respect highly
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction