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::: stamina - power of endurance; strength; staying power
::: ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: efface - rub out; remove the surface of
::: pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
::: discernible - distinguishable; perceivable; Ex. discernible improvement
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
::: tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
::: fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky