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affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
incredulity - tendency to disbelief