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resolution - determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
espionage - spying
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon