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recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
sublime - causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)