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faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
fructify - bear fruit; produce fruit
polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate