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thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
fallacious - false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier