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FORTITUDE
(ADJ) patient courage in facing pain or danger; moral strength; endurance
CONDESCEND
(V) to stoop to do something you think is unworthy of you
EVOLVE
(V) to develop gradually by process of growth an change
NOTORIETY
(N) fame, usually in an unfavorable sense
ASSERT
(N) to express or state positively; to defend or claim (one's right, for example)
ACQUITTAL
(N) a setting free by judgement of a court; a release from a duty, obligation, etc.
ELITE
(ADJ) of or suitable for a select group

(N) a group or part of a group regarded as the best, most skilled, most powerful, etc.
MENTOR
(N) a wise and trusted teacher; a counselor
INARTICULATE
(ADJ) unable to speak understandably or effectively or to use words; unable to say what one thinks
CONTEMPTUOUS
(ADJ)showing or feeling scorn
PAUPER
(N) a person who is very poor, especially one dependent upon public charity
EXCERPT
(N) a selected passage or scene from a literary work or piece of music; an extract

(V) to take out or select passages; to quote
ANALOGY
(N) a likeness between different things; a similarity; a comparison
ETHICAL
(ADJ) pertaining to right and wrong; conforming to certain rules or standards; moral
PROPHETIC
(ADJ) relating to someone or something that foretells events
HERESY
(N) a belief different from accepted doctrine
PATERNAL
(ADJ) inheirited from or related through one's father; fatherly
ANTIQUITY
(N) ancient times; a thing or people of ancient times; the quality of being ancient
POSTUHUMOUS
(ADJ) coming after death; postmortam
ELECTORATE
(N) all persons having the right to vote
BAYOU
(N) a marshy inlet or outlet of a river or lake, especially in parts of the southern United States
GRIMACE
(V) to make a face showing pain, annoyance, etc.

(N) a distortion of the face to show pain, annoyance, etc.
VIBRANT
(ADJ) vibrating rapidly; energetic, vigorous, produced by vibration (as in sound); stimulating
MELODRAMATIC
(ADJ) overly dramatic, emotional, or sentimental; sensational
MALLEABLE
capable of being shaped by hammering or pressing; having the capacity to be changed easily
VISAGE
(N) a face or facial expression; appearance
INDOMITABLE
(AJD) unconquerable; unyielding; not easily overcome
AMIABLE
(ADJ) friendly; agreeable; good-natured
SUCCUMB
(V) to die; to yield or give in to an overpowering force or desire
WHIMSICAL
(ADJ) full of curious ideas or notions; oddly out of the ordinary; unpredictable
PERSONIFICATION
(N) a figure of speech in which something nonhuman is given human qualities; a person or thing that perfectly represents an idea or quality
COMMENDABLE
(ADJ) praiseworthy; desrving approval or credit
APPREHENSIVE
(ADJ) uneasy; fearful about the future
JUDICIOUS
(ADJ) sensible; wise and careful; discreet; prudent
VERBATIM
(ADV) in the exact words

(ADJ) following the original exactly
INEFFECTUAL
(ADJ) unable to bring about a desired result; inadequate
PARAPHRASED
(V) to state a meaning in other words

(N) a rewording of the meaning of a text
INDIGNANT
(ADJ) angered by the unfairness or meanness of something
CALLOUS
(ADJ) lacking mercy; insnesitive; thick and hardened; having calluses
MYSTIC
(ADJ) mysterious

(N) a person who believes that truth or God can best be known through spiritual insight or experience
JUNCTURE
(N) A POINT WHERE THINGS ARE JOINED; A CROSSING; A POINT IN TIME; A CRISIS POINT
TAWNY
BROWNISH-YELLOW; TAN
HIEROGLYPHICS
(N) A PICTURE OR SYMBOL REPRESENTING A WORD, SYLLABLE, OR SOUND, USED BY THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS AND OTHERS, INSTEAD OF ALPHABETICAL LETTERS; A METHOD OF WRITING USING THESE PICTURES OR SYMBOLS; PICTURE WRITING

(ADJ)PERTAINING TO A SYSTEM OF WRITING THAT USES PICTURES OR SYMBOLS
SUBSIDIZED
(V) TO AID OR ASSIST WITH A GRANT OF MONEY; TO SUPPORT; TO PROMOTE
INACCESSIBLE
(ADJ) NOT EASILY REACHED OR APPROACHED; OUT OF THE WAY
COFFER
(N) A BOX OR CHEST, ESPECIALLY ONE USED TO HOLD MONEY OR OTHER VALUABLES
RIVULET
A SMALL STREAM; A BROOK
EDIFICES
A BUILDING OR STRUCTURE, ESPECIALLY AN IMPOSING OR ELABORATE ONE
RETAINERS
(N) A FEE PAID IN ADVANCE FOR SERVICES; A SERVANT; AN ATTENDANT
INNOVATION
(N) A NEW WAY TO DO SOMETHING; SOMETHING NEW