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::: assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
::: derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
::: affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
::: millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
::: dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
::: recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
::: lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
::: sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
::: sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
::: covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt