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polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully