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purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech