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surmount - overcome
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
partiality - state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
dehydrate - remove water from; dry out