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bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
monarchy - government under a single ruler
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim