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contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
coax - persuade by flattery
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
citadel - fortress
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
representational - (of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life