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presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
flagrant - conspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous
solace - comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary