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forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble