verb: To remain devoted to or be in support of something.
noun: Something out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time.
adjective: Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
noun: A medicine, such as aspirin, that relieves pain.
noun: A person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry.
noun: A structure, usually brick or stone, built against a wall for support or reinforcement. (bulwark).
adjective: Being without exception or qualification. (definitive, unequivocal).
verb: To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper.
verb: To voice opposition; to object.
noun: A person with refined taste, especially in food and wine.
verb: To explain in detail; to examine; to clarify. (amplify, elucidate, expatiate).
noun: A string or chain of flowers, foliage, or ribbons, suspended in a curve between two points.
verb: To decorate or embellish with ornament.
adjective: Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible.
verb: To bring up; to nurture; to promote growth and development.
noun: The period of development in the uterus from conception until birth.
noun: Weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy; exhaustion resulting from lack of sustenance. (lassitude, lethargy, torpid).
noun: The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement.
noun: A contractual agreement made between different parties to compensate for any possible or anticipated damages or losses.
verb: To hold back; to restrain; to prohibit.
adjective: Of, relating to, or constituting an island. (parochial).
adjective: Of or relating to struggle within a nation, an organization, or a group.
noun: A place where two things are joined. (confluence).
adjective: Extremely angry; furious.
adjective: Easily understood; clear and perceptible; intelligible.
adjective: Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious.
verb: To evidence; to prove; to show or demonstrate plainly; to reveal.
adjective: Many and varied; of many kinds; diverse. (heterogeneous).
adjective: Secluded and contemplative; strictly disciplined or regimented. (self-abnegating, ascetic, austere, insular).
adjective: Located beneath or below; lower or under.
noun: An inference or conclusion that does not follow logically from the premises or evidence provided.
adjective: Harmful to living things; injurious to physical or mental health. (pernicious).
adjective: Hardened against feeling; stubbornly impenitent; not giving into persuasion. (callous, insensate, insentient, obstinate, pertinacious).
adjective: Indirect or evasive; devious, misleading, or dishonest. (prevaricating, equivocating).
Quid pro quo
noun: Something that is given or taken in return for something else; a reciprocal exchange.
noun: A minute amount; an iota or trace; virtually imperceptible.
noun: A peculiarity of behavior, mode of dress, or pronunciation that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons.
adjective: Open to bribery; willing to be corrupted; capable of betraying honor, duty, or ethics for financial or material gain.