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  1. altruism
    unselfishness
  2. concurrent
    simultaneous
  3. context
    circumstances in which something exists, surroundings of of word in written passage
  4. crass
    gross
  5. cuisine
    style of cooking
  6. debase
    to devalue
  7. enjoin
    to command, to forbid
  8. extemporaneous
    performed on spur of movement with little planning
  9. genesis
    an origin
  10. libation
    a liquid, usually wine, drunken as part of a ceremony
  11. malaise
    a vague feeling of unwellness
  12. platitude
    a thought or remark that is dull
  13. reconcile
    to reestablish a friendship, to bring to quiet submission, to bring into agreement
  14. sunder
    to sever
  15. travail
    activity that is burdensome, suffering
  16. abeyance
    a state of inactivity
  17. buttress
    a projecting structure that supports a wall or building, anything that supports
  18. commensurate
    of equal value
  19. dilatory
    slow to respond, delaying
  20. ecumenical
    universal
  21. facade
    front of building, an illusion
  22. gargoyle
    a grotesque stone figure used as a decorative figure
  23. moot
    to debate
  24. pinnacle
    peak, highest point
  25. requiem
    a funeral mass
  26. sacrosanct
    highly sacred, not to be violated
  27. sensuous
    coming from the senses, producing an effect on the senses
  28. tenet
    a principle held to be true, especially by members of an organization
  29. transcend
    to exceed
  30. venue
    the scene of any action

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