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adjudicate

v. to hear and decide judicially; to judge
n. adjudicator

centennial

n. a one-hundredth anniversary or its celebration
adj. of or pertaining to a period of one hundred years
n. centenarian - a person who is a hundred years old

countenance

n. a person's face or expression
v. to support or approve; to tolerate

disgruntle

v. to make dissatisfied; to put in a bad mood

equilibrium

n. a state of balance

expedite

v. to speed up a process; to facilitate
adj. expeditious
adv. expeditiously

gird

v. to encircle, bind, or surround; to get ready for action; to brace

gratuitous

adj. not called for; unnecessary; without charge; free

illusory

adj. unreal or imagined; deceiving
n. illusion

implacable

adj. incapable of being placated; not soothed; unable to be significantly changed; relentless

luminary

n. source of light; a person who is well known for her or his achievements; a celebrity

manifesto

n. a public statement explaining the intentions, motives, or views of an individual group

mesmerize

v. to fascinate or hypnotize

precedent

n. an act or statement that may serve as an example or justification for a later one

spurious

adj. not genuine; false

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