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mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
dispirited - lacking in spirit
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement