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litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
monograph - scholarly article
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
luscious - pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
refulgent - effulgent; brilliant; brightly shining; gleaming; Ex. refulgent moon
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores