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assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
repeal - revoke; annul
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression