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pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
pinnace - small boat
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb