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paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
enervate - weaken; take away energy from
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
demeanor - behavior; bearing
indicative - suggestive; implying; serving to indicate
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident