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prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
accelerate - move faster
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
mimicry - imitation
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
pecuniary - pertaining to money
regatta - boat or yacht race
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person