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vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
transcribe - copy; write a copy of; N. transcription
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
vying - contending; CF. vie
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
carousal - drunken revel; V. carouse