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::: incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
::: stately - formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
::: nubile - marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial
::: expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
::: 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
::: aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
::: tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
::: abominable - detestable; extremely unpleasant
::: exempt - not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
::: knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot