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contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
intrepid - fearless
emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
interstice - narrow space between things
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others