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contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
superfluous - excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
deserts - what someone deserves
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
gusto - eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age