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::: secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
::: atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
::: bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
::: aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
::: brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
::: disinclination - unwillingness
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
::: apposite - appropriate; fitting
::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)