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surmount - overcome
prefatory - introductory; of a preface
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
concatenate - link as in a chain
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners