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tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
comprehend - include; understand
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)