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surmount - overcome
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
cordial - warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work