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progenitor - ancestor
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
misgivings - doubts