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gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
benison - blessing
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous