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prong - pointed projecting part
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
expedite - hasten; make go faster