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fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
artifacts - object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
melee - fight
aspirant - seeker after position or status
archipelago - group of closely located islands
consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic