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invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
adamant - hard; inflexible