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imperiousness
Arrogantly domineering or overbearing
Urgent; pressing.
coddle
To cook in water just below the boiling point
To treat indulgently; baby
pundit
Used as a title of respect for a learned man in India
offhand
Without preparation or forethought; extemporaneously
broach
To bring up
divestiture
1 : the sale or transfer of title to a property (as an operating division) under court order (as in bankruptcy)
2 : the sale of an asset (as a business division) that is unprofitable, does not enhance a corporate restructuring, or is felt to be morally reprehensible
extant
Still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct: extant manuscripts.
Archaic. Standing out; projecting.
noisome
Offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul: a noisome odor.
Harmful or dangerous: noisome fumes.
burnish
To make smooth or glossy by or as if by rubbing; polish.
To rub with a tool that serves especially to smooth or polish
abrogate
revoke formally
hapless
Luckless; unfortunate
aver
To assert formally as a fact.
To justify or prove.
sedulous
Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous
insularity
Of, relating to, or constituting an island.
Living or located on an island.