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progenitor - ancestor
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw