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limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
accede - agree
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels