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narcissist - conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
stamina - power of endurance; strength; staying power
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
resumption - taking up again; recommencement; V. resume: begin or take up again; take or occupy again; Ex. Kindly resume your seats.