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retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
insuperable - insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful