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::: flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
::: bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
::: susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
::: plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
::: authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
::: simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
::: proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
::: treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly