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::: scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
::: aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
::: reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
::: crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
::: converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
::: cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
::: frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
::: altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism