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hibernal - wintry; wintery; of or like winter
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
febrile - feverish
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
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
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land