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::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
::: raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
::: monumental - massive; impressively large; built as a monument
::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
::: goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
::: defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
::: rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
::: comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
::: atheistic - denying the existence of God; N. atheism
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)