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::: assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: demerit - fault; bad quality
::: perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
::: effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
::: lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
::: germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
::: palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
::: potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
::: interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question