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forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
corrugated - wrinkled; ridged
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent