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hummock - small hill; hillock
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
comestible - something fit to be eaten
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean