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corroborate

confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).

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Ardent

enthusiastic or passionate.

3

Vie

compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.

4

Rout

a disorderly retreat of defeated troops.

5

Albeit [awl-bee-it]

although; even if

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Salubrious [suh-loo-bree-uh s]

favorable to or promoting health; healthful

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Pundit [puhn-dit]

a learned person, expert, or authority.

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Posit [poz-it]

to place, put, or set

9

Hemorrhage [hem-er-ij, hem-rij]

the loss of assets, especially in large amounts; any widespread or uncontrolled loss or diffusion.

10

Catalyst [kat-l-ist]

something that causes activity between two or more persons or forces without itself being affected.

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Impropriety [im-pruh-prahy-i-tee]

the quality or condition of being improper; incorrectness.

12

Regent [ree-juh nt]

a person who exercises the ruling power in a kingdom during the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.

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Disparage [dih-spar-ij]

to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle.

14

Preliminary [pri-lim-uh-ner-ee]

preceding and leading up to the main part, matter, or business; introductory; preparatory.

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Ascendancy [uh-sen-duh n-see]

the state of being in the ascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.

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Ecstacy [ek-stuh-see]

rapturous delight.

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Alibi [al-uh-bahy]

an excuse, especially to avoid blame.

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Sacrilege [sak-ruh-lij]

the violation or profanation of anything sacred or held sacred.

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Providence [prov-i-duh ns]

the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.

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Operand [op-uh-rand]

a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed.