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hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
authenticate - prove genuine
exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull