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::: resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
::: cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
::: prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
::: callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
::: warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
::: desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
::: stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
::: leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
::: beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
::: encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy