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assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
intermediary - intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor