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miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
tactful - careful no to cause offence; OP. tactless