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Prostrate

To cast oneself face down on the ground in humility, submissive, dejected/depressed

Lying flat or at full length, as on the ground

To overthrow, overcome, or reduce to helplessness

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Abstruse

Hard to understand; recondite; esoteric; secret; hidden

3

Armistice

Temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce

4

Hinterland

Remote or less developed parts of a country; back country
An inland area supplying goods, especially trade goods, to a port

5

Cursory

Going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty; superficial

6

Renascent

Being reborn; springing again into being or vigor

7

Riposte

A quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstroke; reply/retaliate
Fencing: a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge

8

Nonplussed

(v.) To render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely
(n.) A state of utter perplexity

9

Succinct

Expressed in few words; concise; terse
Compressed into a small area, scope, or compass

10

Intimate

To indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest
To make known; announce

11

Seminal

Pertaining to semen
Having possibilities of future development
Highly original and influencing the development of future events

12

Tempestuous

Tumultuous; turbulent; characterized by tempests (violent windstorm)

13

Pliant

Bending readily; flexible; supple; adaptable; easily influenced; compliant

14

Petulant

Moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance

15

Apogee

Highest or most distant point; climax
Astronomy: point in orbit of a heavenly body/moon/satellite at which it is farthest from the earth

16

Capitulate

To surrender unconditionally or on stimulated terms
To give up resistance

17

Tawdry

Gaudy; showy and cheap
Low or mean; base

18

Acrimony

Sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.

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Dilapidated

Reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect
To squander; waste

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Diminutive

Small; little; tiny