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recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
endear - make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism