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viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something