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credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
sublime - causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
muddle - confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity