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renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
patrimony - property inherited from a father
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
abjure - renounce upon oath
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain