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onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
increment - increase
heedless - not noticing; disregarding
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up