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innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe