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meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws