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disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
berate - scold strongly
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
infantile - childish; infantlike
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
oligarchy - government by a privileged few