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florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
attest - testify; bear witness
purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
enunciate - announce; proclaim; utter or speak, especially distinctly; pronounce clearly; articulate; Ex. This theory was first enunciated by him.
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks