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::: antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
::: analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
::: withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
::: abate - subside or moderate
::: catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
::: embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
::: diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse