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subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled