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hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
desiccate - dry up
reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
deducible - derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic