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rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
innate - inborn
indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal