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::: assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
::: insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
::: barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
::: nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
::: mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
::: pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
::: daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
::: pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes