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Definition of monologue (noun)
speech by one person

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Like a best-man's speech, Edward Petherbridge's The Eight O'Clock News is an anecdotal monologue, often rambling, occasionally funny and inevitably far too long.

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Definition of latent (adjective)
hidden; present but not fully developed; concealed; dormant

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If something is constructed today with a latent fault, that fault will be there - uncorrected - indefinitely.

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Definition of retribution (noun)
reward or punishment exacted for an injury, wickedness or other action; requital; revenge; vengeance

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Britain itself had escaped retribution; Africa would assume its full role in the spread of Christian truth and the British example, awakening American emulation, would result in the two countries jointly shaming the rest of the world into ending bondage.

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Definition of oblivious (adjective)
forgetful; absent-minded; ignoring

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Taff lay down on his back on the floor of the trench, oblivious to the mosquitoes and everything else and was soon snoring loudly.

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Definition of asylum (noun)
place offering shelter and retreat; refuge

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Other cases are known to Amnesty International, where asylum seekers traveling without valid travel documents have been prevented by airline personnel, sometimes with the knowledge of Immigration Officers, from applying for political asylum in this country.
It was not until 1960 that the gargantuan task of demolishing the attached asylum was undertaken and Forston Manor returned to its original self as though nothing had happened.

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Definition of gibe (verb)
to laugh at; to utter with scorn; to jeer; to taunt mock

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Chatellerault was gibing, when my silence had endured some moments.

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Definition of sultry (adjective)
hot and moist; sensuous; stifling

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Keep in mind that the off-season for all of Florida, except the panhandle, is the summer, which is consistently hot and sultry.

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Definition of venerable (adjective)
deserving respect or reverence because of age; worthy of honor and esteem

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London's venerable red and cream double-deckers rumbled along the Thames embankment for the last time in 1952.

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Definition of prognosticate (verb)
to forecast; to foretell; to diagnose

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Patients, their families, and the medical system want doctors to prognosticate life expectancies for a variety of reasons.

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Definition of obsolete (adjective)
out of date; outdated; archaic; extinct; antiquated

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Computers have made many formerly manual tasks obsolete.
Although much of today's communication and correspondence takes place online, the Post Office is not quite obsolete.

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