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partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
accelerate - move faster
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet