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Xenophobia
fearful or contemptuous of strangers or foreigners
Perspicuous
lucid, clearly expressed, easy to understand
Perspicacious
perceptive, understanding, acutely discerning
Procrustean
producing or designed to produce conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means. Procrustes- fabulous Greek giant who stretched or shortened captives to fit one of his iron beds.
Pleonastic
the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea. Redundant
Extant
still in existence. Not destroyed, lost or extinct An extant critique
Orotund
full in sound, sonorous. Pompous, bombastic. Orotund language or talk
Louche
Of questionable taste or morality; disreputable or indecent; dubious; shady.
You've got to keep yourself free of any suggestion of louche behavior.
Hegemony
preponderant influence or authority over others : DOMINATION
in•ter•ne•cine
1 : marked by slaughter : DEADLY; especially : mutually destructive
2 : of, relating to, or involving conflict within a group
Ineluctable
not to be avoided, changed, or resisted : INEVITABLE
Tautology
needless repetition of an idea, statement, or word
Inchoate
being only partly in existence or operation; especially : imperfectly formed or formulated : FORMLESS <misty, inchoate suspicions that all is not well with the nation
Elisions
the act or an instance of omitting something : OMISSION