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proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
aptitude - fitness; talent
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
throes - violent anguish
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties