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palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
centripetal - tending toward the center
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
wary - very cautious; watchful
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
trite - hackneyed; commonplace
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse