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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
hindmost - furthest behind; farthest to the rear
anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
iniquitous - wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity
compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
remittance - remitting of money; amount of money remitted