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::: prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
::: scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
::: grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
::: resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
::: rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
::: plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
::: overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise
::: boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful