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facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
predecessor - former occupant of a post
discrete - separate; unconnected
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment