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::: presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
::: substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
::: microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
::: regeneration - spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
::: admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
::: tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
::: probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
::: impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility