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insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
solace - comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
lofty - very high
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
monarchy - government under a single ruler