prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something

vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint

hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train

sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone

irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke

plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious

controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy

droll - queer and amusing

frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose

coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer

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