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sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.