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impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
deluge - flood; rush; V.
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
resonant - (of a sound) echoing; resounding(sounding loudly); deep and full in sound; producing resonance; Ex. resonant voice; N. resonance
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard