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::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
::: libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
::: reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
::: consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
::: defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
::: digression - wandering away from the subject; V. digress
::: insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
::: imponderable - weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
::: astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage