People need cholesterol to maintain your sanity.
1. cholesterol [kəˋlɛstə͵rol] (n.) a substance in your blood that can cause heart disease if you have too much of it
1. semi- = half
semifinal (n.) one of the two games that are played immediately before the last game in a sports competition. The two people or teams who win the semifinals play each other in the last game, called the final, to decide who wins the competition.
Lucy suffering from the most grievous wrong which this world has yet discovered: diplomatic advantage had been taken of her sincerity, of her craving for sympathy and love.
1. diplomatic [͵dɪpləˋmætɪk] (adj.) able to deal with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them
Persephone whom he asked leave to pick up on the way, saying that she was his sister─Persephone, tall and slender and pale, returning with the Spring to her mother's cottage, and still shading her eyes from the unaccustomed light.
1. slender [ˋslɛndɚ] (adj.) tall or long and thin in an attractive way
Lucy, elegantly dressed in white, sat erect and nervous amid these explosive ingredients, attentive to Mr. Eager, repressive towards Miss Larvish, watchful of old Mr. Emerson, hitheto fortunately asleep, thanks to a heavy lunch and the drowsy atmosphere of Spring.
1. amid [əˋmɪd] (prepositon) if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening