Definition: (noun) An angry dispute.
Synonyms: quarrel, run-in, wrangle, row, words.
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Definition: (adjective) Characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful.
Synonyms: swelled, big.
Usage: I saw right through the vainglorious young man and rejected his advances.
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Definition: (verb) Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position.
Synonyms: seat, invest.
Usage: There was a ceremony to induct the president of the academy.
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Definition: (verb) To suffer deprivation, hardship, or neglect.
Synonyms: decline, waste away, fade away, flag, weaken, wilt.
Usage: He languished in prison for nearly two decades before he was exonerated.
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Definition: (noun) A person from whom one is descended.
Synonyms: ancestor, predecessor, progenitor.
Usage: I am hoping that a visit to the land of my forebears will help me get in touch with my roots.
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