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gist - essence; main point; substance
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
insightful - discerning; perceptive
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow
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