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galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
gnarled - twisted
presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
distend - expand; swell out
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance