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sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
insurmountable - overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
blithe - (blithesome) gay; joyous
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor