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progenitor - ancestor
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
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
fidelity - loyalty; accuracy
cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.