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benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
championship - position of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
orator - public speaker
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village