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penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
approbation - approval
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible