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determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
limber - flexible; supple; pliable; V.
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm