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suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
promulgate - announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial