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inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
replenish - fill up again
arboreal - of or living in trees
chronic - long established as a disease
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.