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underlying - lying below; fundamental
tertiary - third in order or rank
forebears - (forbears) ancestors
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
venue - location; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come
unfaltering - steadfast; firm; not changing
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent