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tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
polyglot - speaking several languages; multilingual; Ex. polyglot person/society; N.
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
indict - charge; N. indictment