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prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person