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ailment

ailment

/ˈeɪɫmənt/
noun
a minor illness
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But we still have a lot to learn about this ancient ailment.

" If Kim were recovering from an ailment, he might do it at this residential compound.

" State television didn't cover Kim Jong-il's ailments.

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amusement

amusement

/əmˈjuzmənt/
noun
a feeling we get when somebody or something is funny and exciting
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Do you think it's embarrassment, sadness, amusement, or shame?

Finney’s eyes glistened in amusement, and he promptly responded, No.

Nearest hotel *amusement in voice* is apparently....

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claimant

claimant

/ˈkɫeɪmənt/
noun
someone who claims a benefit or right or title
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Three claimants to the title quickly rise, and prepare to do battle over who would wear the crown.

There could be no negotiating with rival claimants to the throne of England.

Edward agreed, but on the condition that the claimants accept him as their overlord.

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confinement

confinement

/kənˈfaɪnmənt/
noun
the action of keeping someone in a closed space, prison, etc., usually by force
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Sociologists have long warned of the dangers of prolonged solitary confinement because of this very thing.

everybody in this building feels the confinement that were suffering here.

So for example, in the world, a solitary confinement is considered torture.

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contentment

contentment

/kənˈtɛntmənt/
noun
happiness and satisfaction, particularly with one's life
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I ship myself with academic success and contentment.

And that's not a state of peace and contentment.

We can of course empathize with those experiencing other emotions like passion or joy or contentment.

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denouement

denouement

/ˌdeɪˌnuˈmɑn/
noun
the final part of a literary or dramatic piece where the plot is concluded and the matters are all explained
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It was a horrific denouement to the wildest con ever pulled.

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emolument

emolument

/ɪmˈɑːljuːmənt/
noun
compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)
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And we just won the big emoluments case.

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ferment

ferment

/ˈfɝmɛnt/, /fɝˈmɛnt/
noun
a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
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I know it’s a colonist, because of the reference to our present ferment.

There are the ferments, the enzymes, the substrates, and the products.

It's a year-long ferment.

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figment

figment

/ˈfɪɡmɪnt/
noun
a contrived or fantastic idea
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It was like this figment or something, phantom.

Are you really here, or am I a figment of your imagination?

In 1977, it was a figment of King’s imagination.

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ligament

ligament

/ˈɫɪɡəmənt/
noun
any connection or unifying bond
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To make up for the stability that was lost, over time, horses began to rely more on their ligaments.

This tendon will have performance characteristics that are infinitely superior to the ligament that nature gave you.

It was dislocated and a number of ligaments were torn.

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liniment

liniment

/lˈɪnɪmənt/
noun
a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain

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lodgment

lodgment

/lˈɑːdʒmənt/
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the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily

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merriment

merriment

/mˈɛɹɪmənt/
noun
a gay feeling
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Everything was laughter and merriment until Frank West, the local law officer turned up.

You know, beautiful women... and men engaged in unrestricted merriment!

- No, you think it's legitimate to sue Budweiser because they have people engaged in merriment?

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ointment

ointment

/ˈɔɪntmənt/
noun
a substance, usually smooth and oily, rubbed on the skin for medical purposes
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We have our medicine cabinets with our pills and our ointments.

Yes, um... - I hate to be the fly in the ointment here

Yeah, I've though that that might be a-- a fly in my ointment.

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predicament

predicament

/pɹiˈdɪkəmənt/, /pɹɪˈdɪkəmənt/
noun
a difficult or unpleasant situation that is hard to deal with
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And I sympathize with this predicament

It's a terrible predicament, and it's what we've created with our food system.

That said, Navalny has kind of hacked that predicament.

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raiment

raiment

/ɹˈeɪmənt/
noun
especially fine or decorative clothing

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aide-de-camp

aide-de-camp

/ˈeɪddəkˈæmp/
noun
an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

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bete noire

bete noire

/bɪtˈɛ nwˈɑːɹ/
noun
a detested person

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bric-a-brac

bric-a-brac

/bɹˈɪkɐbɹˈæk/
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miscellaneous curios

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carte blanche

carte blanche

/kˈɑːɹt blˈɑːnʃ/
noun
complete freedom or authority to act
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Actually, I've been given carte blanche to furnish my room as I see fit.

But this is also like carte blanche.

They gave me carte blanche to do what I wanted.

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