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taxing
needing a lot of effort SYN demanding
dissent
refusal to agree with an official decision or accepted opinion SYN opposition
authoritarianism
the belief that people must obey completely and not be allowed freedom to act as they wish
forbearance
(formal) the quality of being patient, able to control your emotions, and willing to forgive someone who has upset you SYN patience
genealogy
the study of the history of families, a drawing or description that explains how each person in a family is related to the others → family tree
subordinate
to put someone or something in a less important position
transcend
(formal) to go beyond the usual limits of something
crumble
to break apart into lots of little pieces, or make something do this
memento
a small thing that you keep to remind you of someone or something
pass along
transfer to another
immortality
the state of living forever or being remembered forever
proclivity
(formal) a tendency to behave in a particular way, or to like a particular thing – used especially about something bad
sound
sensible or good, and likely to produce the right results OPP poor
transcendent
(formal) ​greater, better, more important, or going past or above all others
aver
(formal) ​to say that something is certainly true
avow
(formal) to make a public statement about something you believe in SYN swear
decline
(formal) to refuse
tenured
having been given tenure (= the right to remain permanently in a job, usually one in education)
make the grade
to succeed or reach the necessary standard
bear out
confirm, substantiate