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the highest point
acme
N-the quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something

V-to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from
attribute
to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
belittle
to transport, transmit, communicate, make known, to transfer ownership or title to
convey
a belief principlle or teaching. a system of such beliefs or principals; a formulation of such beliefs or principals
doctrine
v-to remove by cutting

N-an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service
excise
foreign, charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
exotic
thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild looking
haggard
lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
jaunty
a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any importmant point in time
juncture
ADJ-lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity

N-a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
menial
V-to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid

N-a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
parry
preying on, plundering, or practical
predatory
V-to destroy lay waste, ruin

N-ruionous damage, destruction
ravage
a way of holding the body;an attitude or position on an issue
stance
showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
tawdry
a person who switches to an opposing side or party
turncoat
not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
unassuming
V-to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way;to overinduldge in; to have in an abundance

N-a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse
wallow
V-to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision
waver