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Solace

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Solace [ SOL-is ]
transitive verb ]
MEANING :
1. (tr.v.) to comfort someone or cheer someone up
2. (tr.v.) to allay or relieve someone of their misery or grief
3. (n.) comfort, alleviation or consolation
4. (n.) a source of alleviation, comfort or consolation
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
She has been the source of solace and consolation for the family of the martyr.


Sportive

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Sportive [ SPAWR-tiv, SPOHR- ] [ adjective ] MEANING : 1. playful or light-hearted
2. pertaining to or of sports
3. (archaic.) wanton, amorous or ardent
4. (biology) mutative USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : People did not take him seriously because of his sportive attitude. 

Scintilla

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Scintilla [ sin-TIL-uh’ ] [ noun ] MEANING : 1. A tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling. USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : There hasn’t been a scintilla of evidence against the politician.

Somber

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Somber [ SOM-ber ]
adjective ]
MEANING :
1. Dark or dull in colour or tone
2. Having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
His somber expression indicated that the operation had been unsuccessful.

Sedition

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Sedition [ si-DISH-uh’ n ] [ noun ] MEANING : Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority or a government USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : He was arrested on charges of sedition.

Rife

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Rife [ rahyf ] [ adjective ] MEANING : 1. widespread or prevalent
2. abundant, copious or in plenty USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The air was rife with speculation about the match.