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dismantle
to take apart; disassemble; tear down
clarification
to make clear or easier to understand

"clarified her intentions"
somber
dark; gloomy

"somber mood"
analysis
the separation of an intellectual or material whole into its constituent parts for individual study
provoke
to incite to anger or resentment

"provoke a fight"
confer
to bestow (an honor, for example)

"conferred a model on the hero"
feasible
capable of being accomplished or brought about; possible

"a feasible plan"
tempo
a characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace
imply
to express or indicate indirectly

"His tone implied disapproval"
compel
to force, drive, or constrain

"Duty compelled the soldiers to volunteer for the mission."
tenacity
the state or quality of being determined and persistent
serene
unaffected by disturbance; calm and unruffled

"serene skies and bright blue skies"
relinquish
to retire from; give up or abandon
garrulous
wordy and rambling

"a garrulous speech"
comprise
to consist of; be composed of
impoverished
reduced to poverty; poverty-stricken
aqueduct
a pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity
belligerent
inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive
hyperbole
a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or this book weighs a ton
motif
a dominant theme or central idea
trifling
of little worth or importance
concede
to acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit

"The losing candidate conceded at midnight after the polls had closed."
compliance
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others; cooperation
eminent
of high rank, station, or quality; noteworthy

"eminent members of the community"
implicate
to involve or connect intimately or incriminatingly

"evidence that implicates others in the plot"
doleful
filled with or expressing grief; mournful

"a doleful loss"
elude
to evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill

"The suspect continues to elude the police."
stipulation
something specified or arranged, especially a term or condition in an agreemen
frugal
costing little; inexpensive

"a frugal lunch"
annotation
a critical or explanatory note; a commentary