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4) gilt |gɪlt| n. adj.
a thin layer of golden, or sth. gold that is used on a surface for decoration

5) supplant |səˈplɑ:nt| v.
to take the place of sb./sth.

6) citrus |ˈsɪtrəs| oil
fruit belonging to the group of fruit that includes oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits.

7) placate |pləˈkeɪt| v.
to make sb. feel less angry about sth.

8) sober |ˈsəʊbə| v.
to make sb. behave or think in a more serious or sensible way

9) temperance |ˈtempərəns| n.
the practice of controlling your behaviour, the amount you eat, etc, so that it is reasonable.

10) spree |spri:| n. (a shopping spree)
a short period of time that you spend doing one particular activity you enjoy, but often too much of it.

11) the wrath of

12) apostle |əˈpɒsl| n. (apostle of sth.)
a person who believes strongly in an idea and tries to make other people believe it.

13) after lengthy |ˈleŋθi| litigation

14) exempt sb. from sth.
to give someone an official permission not to do sth. or pay sth. that normally he would have to do or pay.

15) sublimate |ˈsʌblɪmeɪt| v.
to direct your energy, esp. sexual energy, to a socially acceptable activities such as work, art.

16) conscientious |ˌkɒnʃiˈenʃəs| a.
taking care to do sth. carefully and correctly

17) Portuguese |ˌpɔ:tʃuˈgi:z| n.

18) molasses |məˈlęsɪz| n. (treacle)
molasses is a thick, dark brown syrup which is produced when sugar is processed.
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