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nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
championship - position of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
append - attach
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
referendum - direct vote by all the people
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick