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recurrent - occurring again and again
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
amnesia - loss of memory
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse