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obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
accost - approach and speak first to a person
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism