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evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
callus - area of thick hard skin