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pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
havoc - widespread damage; disorder; chaos
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
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
narcissist - conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.