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assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
gaudy - flashy; showy
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
natation - swimming
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration