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forte

strong point or special talent

2

gorge

stuff oneself

3

hoard

stock pile; accumulate for future use

4

implore

beg

5

indigent

poor; destitute

6

insinuate

hint; imply; creep in

7

jaunty

lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree

8

listless

lacking in spirit or energy

9

matrix

point of origin; array of numbers or algebraic symbols; mold or die

10

mores

conventions; moral standards; customs

11

nonentity

person of no importance; nonexistence

12

orient

get one's bearings; adjust

13

patrimony

an inheritance from a father or an ancestor, anything inherited

14

phylum

major class of plants; primary branch of animal kingdom; division

15

preamble

introductory statement

16

proletariat

class of wage earners, those who do manual labor

17

quack

charlatan; impostor

18

reciprocate

repay in kind

19

reprise

musical repetition; repeat performance; recurrent action

20

ruffle

to disturb the smoothness of, to upset mildly

21

servile

slavish; cringing

22

sportive

playful

23

subsidy

direct financial aid by government

24

teem

to have in abundance; to overrun; swarm

25

transcend

to rise above or go beyond; to surpass

26

ungainly

lacking gracefulness; clumsy; awkward

27

vicissitude

change of fortune

28

yield

amount produced; crop; income on investment

29

allegory

story in which character are used as symbols; fablle

30

arbiter

a person with power to decide a dispute

31

ballad

narrative poem recited or sung, a folk song

32

braggart

boaster

33

cession

yielding to another; ceding

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complaisant

trying to please; obliging

35

construe

explain; interpret

36

dauntless

bold

37

deprecate

express disapproval of; protest against; belittle

38

dishearten

discourage; cause to lose courage or hope

39

ebb

recede; lessen

40

ensue

to occur just after or as the result of another event