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adhere

v. 1. To stick to; stay attached.
2. To follow closely or faithfully.

adherent
n. A follower or supporter of an idea.

aplomb

n. Complete self-confidence and poise.

brandish

v. To shake or wave in a threatening way.

broach

v. To bring up for discussion; to begin to talk about.

devotee

n. An ardent follower, supporter, or enthusiast.

diffident

adj. Unsure of oneself; shy.

extravaganza

n. An elaborate and spectacular display or event.

integrity

n. 1. Honesty; trustworthiness.
2. The condition of being whole or complete.

plaintive

adj. Expressing sorrow; mournful.

plaudit

n. (usually plural) A demonstration of strong approval or praise.

regalia

n. pl. The symbols, objects, or special costumes worn by or associated with a group.

resplendent

adj. Dazzling in appearance.

subordinate

adj. Less important; secondary.
n. A person under the command or control of another.

subordinate
v. To give less importance to; to place in a lesser position.

surmount

v. To defeat or overcome.

tenable

adj. Capable of being defended or believed.

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