Part 1.

autonomous
existing as an independent entity
azure
of a deep somewhat purplish blue color
backdrop
scenery hung at the rear of a stage
baloney
pretentious or silly talk or writing
beholden
under a moral obligation to someone
beneficial
promoting or enhancing well-being

 

Part 2.

bereft
sorrowful through loss or deprivation
bourgeois
being of the property-owning class
break up
break or cause to break into pieces
bureaucrat
a nonelective government official
buttress
a support usually of stone or brick
cacophony
loud confusing disagreeable sounds

 

Part 3.

caffeine
a stimulant found in coffee and tea
canard
a deliberately misleading fabrication
capitulate
surrender under agreed conditions
caste
a hereditary social class among Hindus
causation
the act of making something happen
comparison
the act of examining resemblances

 

Part 4.

competitive
involving rivalry over something
congruent
corresponding in character or kind
constrained
lacking spontaneity; not natural
consumer
a person who uses goods or services
contemplative
deeply or seriously thoughtful
continuity
uninterrupted connection or union

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