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console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
marital - pertaining to marriage
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
cardinal - chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing