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derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
genesis - beginning; origin
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
giddy - light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
regale - entertain
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria