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::: rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
::: hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
::: gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
::: extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
::: ignoble - unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed
::: candor - frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
::: mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
::: phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
::: virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician