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defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
falter - hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
transcribe - copy; write a copy of; N. transcription