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::: mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
::: inextricable - from which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
::: retort - quick sharp reply; V.
::: vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
::: hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
::: convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
::: phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
::: pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
::: subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy