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hackneyed - commonplace; trite
impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
beatitude - blessedness; state of great happiness
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
verdant - green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows