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enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
insurmountable - overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
connubial - pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork