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vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
abolish - cancel; put an end to
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
breadth - width; extent