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acculturation

assimilate or cause to assimilate a different culture

adumbrate

report or represent in outline

anachronism

a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists

barrage

a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area

coalesce

come together and form one mass or whole

codicil

an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one

delve

reach inside a receptacle and search for something

despondent

in low spirits from loss of hope or courage

dispassionate

not influenced by strong emotion, and so able to be rational and impartial

egregious

outstandingly bad; shocking

esoteric

intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest

evanescent

soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing

fervent

having or displaying a passionate intensity

germinate

begin to grow and put out shoots after a period of dormancy

haughty

arrogantly superior and disdainful

impediment

a hindrance or obstruction in doing something

incisive

intelligently analytical and clear-thinking

interloper

a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong

lassitude

a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy

liaison

communication or cooperation that facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations

metamorphosis

a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural

morose

sullen and ill-tempered

nebulous

in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy

obtrusive

noticeable or prominent in an unwelcome or intrusive way

panegyric

a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something

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