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::: capsize - (of a boat) turn over
::: palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: mammoth - gigantic; enormous
::: resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
::: obstinate - stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
::: regatta - boat or yacht race
::: episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
::: bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism