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::: penitent - repentant; N.
::: contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
::: categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
::: simplistic - oversimplified
::: auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
::: travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
::: claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
::: brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation