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::: stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
::: pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
::: exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
::: doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
::: abscission - cutting off; separation
::: luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)