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::: nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
::: aphasia - loss of speech due to injury or illness
::: champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
::: maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
::: legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
::: belittle - disparage; depreciate
::: viand - food; CF. live
::: nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint