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prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
falter - hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
foray - raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern