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emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
unearth - dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
botch - mismanage; blow
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
decelerate - slow down
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war