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::: impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
::: obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
::: metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
::: cumulative - growing by addition; accumulative
::: abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
::: ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
::: dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
::: presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
::: purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins