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gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained