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determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
unceremonious - not done politely without due formalities
refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health