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::: tenacity - firmness; persistence
::: invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
::: permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
::: decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
::: halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
::: docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive
::: sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
::: firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
::: imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done