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abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
aptitude - fitness; talent
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question