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1) Admiralty: noun \ˈad-m(ə-)rəl-tē\
a) Capitalized: the executive department or officers formerly having general authority over British naval affairs.
b) The court having jurisdiction over questions of maritime law; also: the system of law administered by admiralty courts.
Origins <unknown>: First Know Use <15th Century.> Ex<Admiralty charts are nowin publication indicating these new limits> Syn: <Administered, Admiralty, and bond> Atm<Administerial> Rhymes < Admirable, Loyalty>

2) Altruism: noun \ˈal-trü-ˌi-zəm\
a) Unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others.
b) Behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits others of itsspecies.
Origins <French, Old French, and Latin> First Know use <1853> Ex <The whole point of the selfish gene is to explain altruism> Syn <Regard, benevolence. Charity, kindness, spirit, selflessness> Atm < Animosity, ill, will, malevolence, meanness.> Rhymes<Alarmism, absurdism> other forms: al·tru·ist \-trü-ist\ noun, al·tru·is·tic \ˌal-trü-ˈis-tik\ adjective,and al·tru·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k (ə-) lē\ adverb.

3) Assortment: noun \-ˈsȯrt-mənt\
a) The act of assorting; the state of being assorted.
b) A collection of assorted things or persons.
Origins< Middle English> First Know Use<1611> Ex<Assortment of top designer fashion apparel and accessories art up to 75% off retail.> Syn< agglomerate,agglomeration, alphabet soup, miscellany, botch, clutter, collage, crazy quilt, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, gumbo, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jambalaya, jumble, jungle, litter, macédoine, medley, mélange, menagerie, miscellanea, mishmash,> Atm<Non agglomerated> Rhyme<Appointment, deportment>

4) Barren: adj \ˈber-ən, ˈba-rən\
a) Not reproducing: as a: incapable of producing offspring —used especially of females or mattings; not yet or not recently pregnant; habitually failing to fruit.
b): not productive: as a: producing little or no vegetation: desolate <barren deserts>; producing inferior crops <barren soil>; unproductive of results or gain: fruitless <a barren scheme>
c) Devoid, lacking —used with of <barren ofexcitement>
4) Lacking interest or charm <a barren routine>
5) Lacking inspiration or ideas <a barren mind>
Origins< Middle English bareine, from Anglo-French barain, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Welsh brynar fallow land> First Known Use <13th century> Ex< She can bring blight to a nation corps or make a woman barren> Syn< bony (also boney),dead, desolate, hardscrabble, impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unfertile, unproductive, waste> Atm< fertile, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, rich >Rhymes<Baron, Moron>

5) Bruise: verb \ˈbrüz\
a) Archaic: disable; batter, dent.
b) To inflict a bruise on: contuse.
c) To break down (as leaves or berries) by pounding: crush
d) Wound, injure;especially: to inflict psychological hurt on <a bruised ego>
Intransitive verb
a) To inflict a bruise.
b) To undergo bruising <her skin bruises easily>
Origins<Middle English brusen, brisen, from Anglo-French & Old English; Anglo-French bruiser, briser to break, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish bruid he shatters; Old English brȳsan to bruise; akin to Old Irish bruid,Latin frustum piece> First Known Use<14th century> Ex<My mom’s skin bruises easily> Syn< Disable, batter, dent, contuse, crush wound, injure> Atm<Able, light, soft, non-injured> Rhymes<Cruise, fuse, use>

6) Burden: noun \ˈbər-dən\
a) Something that is carried: load; duty, responsibility.
b) Something oppressive or worrisome.
c) The...
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