1100 Week 27

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adamant

inflexible, unyieding

ardent

eager, passionate

array

system, arrangement

bereft

deprived of

besmirch

stain, soil, dim the reputation

constrict

bind, limit, squeeze

culminate

reach the highest point

egotist

a conceited, vain person

exultation

triumphant joy

falter

hesitate, waver, stumble

humility

modesty, meekness, humbleness

invective

insulting, abusive speech

inveterate

firmly established, habitual

obscure

unclear, unknown, lowly

pinnacle

peak, crown, summit

prodigy

phenomenon, marvel

pungent

sharply stimulating

retrospect

looking backward

vitriolic

biting, burning

voluminous

bulky, large

"to break the ice"

to make a beginning

"to pull one's own weight"

to do a fair share of the work

"to bring down the house"

to cause great enthusiasm

"loaded for bear"

to be well prepared

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