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seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
underlying - lying below; fundamental
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional