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attest - testify; bear witness
ramification - branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
pillage - plunder
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.