15 terms

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confute
to argue or point out error
meritorious
deserving of an award or honor
mezzanine
the lowest balcony in a theater; a partial story between main stories in a building
tribulation
an affliction, trouble, or difficult experience
recumbent
resting or lying down
dynasty
a succession of rulers from the same family or group
purport
to claim; to have or to give the false impression of being
forte
an area of expertise or strength
kleptomania
a continual urge to steal regardless of economic motive
renown
state of being well known and honored; fame
ineffable
to sacred or great to be described; indescribable
fortitude
strength in adversity
botch
to ruin through clumsiness; to bungle
perennial
lasting indefinitely
brinkmanship
pushing dangerous situations to the edge of disaster rather than conceding