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::: aspirant - seeker after position or status
::: defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
::: obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
::: suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
::: opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
::: doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums