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assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution