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approbation - approval
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
polity - (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
frolicsome - prankish; gay; playful; merry; frisky
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence