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nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
stamina - power of endurance; strength; staying power
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth