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contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
gusto - eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
allocate - assign; set apart for a particular purpose
parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream