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tenacity - firmness; persistence
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
execrable - very bad; detestable
tangible - able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic