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diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion