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protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
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
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops