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::: braggart - boaster; bragger
::: precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
::: brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
::: mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
::: quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
::: degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
::: presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew