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::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
::: gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
::: firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
::: resolution - determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
::: equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
::: catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
::: ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
::: speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)