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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
conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
minuscule - (miniscule) extremely small
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
breadth - width; extent
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)