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vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal