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penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
scanty - meager; insufficient
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
buffoon - stupid person; clown
perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance