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::: exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
::: incur - bring upon oneself
::: dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
::: lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
::: anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
::: momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
::: pretext - excuse
::: incorporate - introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.