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sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
deranged - insane
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
outstrip - outrun; surpass; outdo
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
reimburse - repay; pay back
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)