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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
predecessor - former occupant of a post
frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
cache - hiding place; V.
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
husbandry - frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman
endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic