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preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
gist - essence; main point; substance
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw