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::: molecule - the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
::: existential - pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
::: luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
::: contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
::: exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
::: pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
::: ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically