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Acquittal

not guilty

Assert

to express

Condescend

to stoop

Elite

select group

Evolve

to develop gradually

Fortitude

strength

Inarticulate

unable to speak

Mentor

wise teacher

Notoriety

fame

Contemptuous

showing scorn

Analogy

a comparison

Antiquity

old times

Electorate

voters

Ethical

right/wrong

Excerpt

piece of a passage

Heresy

idea that's different from accepted belief

Paternal

fatherly

Pauper

very poor

Posthumous

after death

Prophetic

foretelling events

Amiable

agreeable

Bayou

swampy, marshy land

Grimace

negative facial expression

Indomitable

unconquered

Malleable

changeable

Melodramatic

over dramatic

Succumb

to yield

Vibrant

energetic

Visage

facial appearance

Whimsical

curious ideas

Apprehensive

anxious

Callous

Insensitive

Commendable

worthy of praise

Indignant

angry

Ineffectual

not good enough, inadequate

Judicious

sensible, wise

Mystic

religious seeker

Paraphrase

restate

Personification

representation

Verbatim

word for word

Affiliate

Associate

Encumber

burden

Exalted

excited

Invariably

always

Plausible

reasonable

Pompous

self-important

Portly

stout

Proximity

nearness

Rejuvenate

make young

Unprecedented

unique

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