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sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
edify - instruct; correct morally
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
erroneous - mistaken; wrong; incorrect
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous