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apparition

a ghost or ghostlike image of a person.

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cosmopolitan

including or containing people from many different countries.

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inelegant

having or showing a lack of physical grace, elegance, or refinement.

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posturing

behavior that is intended to impress or mislead.

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comical

amusing

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reduction

the action or fact of making a specified thing smaller or less in amount, degree, or size.

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liberal

open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.

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grim

forbidding or uninviting.

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monopolise

(of an organization or group) obtain exclusive possession or control of (a trade, commodity, or service).

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amalgamation

the action, process, or result of combining or uniting.

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dissertation

a long essay on a particular subject, especially one written as a requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

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consummate

make (a marriage or relationship) complete by having sexual intercourse.

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epochs

a period of time in history or a person's life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.

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vain

having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth.

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permeate

spread throughout (something); pervade.

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sustain

strengthen or support physically or mentally.

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rattlebrain

Definition of rattlebrain. : a flighty or thoughtless person.

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pomps

ceremony and splendid display, especially at a public event.

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laud

praise (a person or their achievements) highly, especially in a public context.

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vainglorious

excessively proud of oneself or one's achievements; overly vain.