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persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
adage - wise saying; proverb
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence