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mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
somnambulist - sleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
surmount - overcome
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow
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)
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool