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dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
premonition - forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
unscathed - unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon