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sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
innocuous - harmless
hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
impecunious - without money
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism