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optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
emancipate - set free; liberate
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
engulf - surround and swallow up
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)