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litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
malefactor - evildoer; criminal
feebleminded - deficient in intelligence; very stupid
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
kinetic - producing motion; of motion
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated