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smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
archives - public records; place where public records are kept
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
scrappy - quarrelsome
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point