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sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
orator - public speaker
impartial - not biased; fair; N. impartiality
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
credence - belief