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hamartia

A fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero

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cosmopolitan

Belonging to the entire world, at home globally; free from local or national prejudices or attachments.

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elevate

Raise, list up; lift the spirits of; move up to a higher rank or status or raise up to a higher spiritual or intellectual plane

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puerile

Juvenile, immature

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kindle

Ignite, cause to begin burning; incite, arouse, inflame

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corroborate

Support, add evidence to

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plastic

Able to be shaped or formed; easily influenced

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arcane

Known or understood by only a few; obscure, secret

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exacting

Very severe in making demands; requiring precise attention

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contextualize

Place in context, such as by giving the background or circumstances.

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expedient

Suitable, proper; effective, often at the expense of ethics or other considerations

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penchant

Liking or inclination (usually penchant for)

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artifact

Any object made by humans, especially those from an earlier time, such as those excavated by archaeologists

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capricious

Acting on impulse, erratic

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fecund

Fruitful, fertile; capable of abundantly producing offspring, vegetation, or creative or intellectual work.

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ghettoization

Put in or restrict to an isolate or segregated place, group, or situation

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numinous

Having a strong religious or spiritual quality; indicating or suggesting the presence or a divinity.