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prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
fuddle - make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return