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propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
ineffable - unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy