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::: rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
::: untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
::: faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
::: agility - nimbleness; ability to move quickly
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: cohesion - tendency to keep together