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fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
magistrate - official with power to administer the law
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
noose - loop formed in a rope
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another