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::: plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: invective - abuse
::: glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
::: unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
::: iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
::: abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote