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belated
done too late; having been delayed beyond the usual time.
caliber
degree of importance or excellence.
the diameter of a bullet or inside of a gun barrel.
chagrin
a feeling of embarrassment or annoyance caused by having failed or being disappointed.
contravene
to act against or be counter to.
default
failure to do what is required by duty or law.
an automatic selection made according to a computer program when the user does not make a choice.
doldrums
a condition of feeling sad, bored, or sluggish.
emblazon
to inscribe or decorate conspicuously.
eminent
standing above others in work, rank, or fame.
expend
to use up; consume.
expire
to come to an end.
to die.
exponent
a person who explains, interprets, or works to make something popular.
novice
a person new at something; a beginner.
spry
moving with quickness and ease; lively.
tenuous
lacking substance; flimsy.
not thick; slender.
lacking density; thin.
truism
a truth that is so well known that it is almost unnecessary to say it.
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