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posit
to put forth as a theory
itinerant
traveling from place to place
vagabond
wandering homeless person
estranged
alienated
contrite
deep sense of guilt
onerous
oppressive/burdensome
austere
harsh/severe
adherent
a believer/follower of some cause
red tape
bureaucratic obstacles
flout
to violate/treat w/ contempt
jubilant
extremely joyful
perfunctory
mechanical/superficial way of doing s.th.
primordial
existing at the v. beginning
bourgeois
materialistic self-enhancement
affinity
natural liking/attraction
affable
pleasant/friendly
paucity
scarcity
disdain
contempt or scorn for s.th beneath that person
insolence
rudeness/arrogance
loath
unwillingness to do s.th. that is not wanted
rudimentary
basic/simple
gregarious
social/outgoing
incorrigible
unable to be corrected/improved
succumb
yield
amicable
pleasant/friendly
castigate
to criticize severly/punish
recalcitrant
stubbornly defiant
precipitous
v. steep/sudden
mundane
ordinary
volatile
explosive/unpredictable
compound
to put parts together to make whole
rebuttal
formal argumentative challenge
circumscribe
create a barrier
exhort
urge
caste
inherited social class
disarming
winning ppl over/let down their guard
gerrymander
to rearrange the borders of a voting district
poignance
deeply moving/relevant
anonymity
being unknown
recurrent
happen repeatedly
polarization
to break into opposing factions
endemic
native to a particular ppl
disparage
put down
inexplicable
unexplainable
subvert
usurp via the foundation