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prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
surmount - overcome
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant