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sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
adherent - supporter; follower
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary