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::: persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
::: brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
::: astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
::: torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: quicksilver - mercury
::: hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
::: forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
::: irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon