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::: glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
::: annuity - yearly allowance
::: papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
::: tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
::: abridge - condense or shorten
::: implicit - understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust
::: skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: provisional - tentative; temporary
::: 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