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persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
meditation - reflection; thought; V. meditate
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
oblivion - obscurity; condition of being completely forgotten; forgetfulness
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
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
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather