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embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
girth - distance around something; circumference
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
repudiate - disown; disavow; deny