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influx - flowing into
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
cistern - reservoir or water tank
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility