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troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
extol - praise very highly; glorify
deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency