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passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
defalcate - embezzle
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work