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protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
aegis - shield; protection; defense
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion