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harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
feature - distinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent
defection - desertion
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to