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mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering