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crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
cession - yielding to another; ceding
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
quicksilver - mercury