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sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
sinister - evil; ominous
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
deface - mar; disfigure
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism