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laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
apparition - ghost; phantom
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave