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defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
glut - overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
finite - limited