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prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
historic - important in history; Ex. historic battle
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
fluster - confuse; make nervous and confused; N.
abbreviate - shorten