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::: dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
::: 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.
::: abbreviate - shorten
::: concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
::: catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
::: philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
::: subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
::: erudite - (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition
::: exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
::: collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude