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::: scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
::: mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
::: assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
::: colossus - gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
::: detonation - explosion
::: desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
::: hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
::: metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
::: clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
::: elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid