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pedantic
ostentatious in one's learning.
impede
to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.
impasse
a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock.
complacent
pleased, esp. with oneself
subside
1. to sink to a low or lower level.
2. to become quiet, less active, or less violent; abate:
agog
highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.
altruistic
unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoistic);
benevolent
vigor
active strength or force
vim
energy; vigor
plenary
full; complete
gastronome
a lover of good food and drink
exegete
one who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works
recondite
difficult to understand
diktat
an authoritative decree of order
esurient
hungry; greedy
ineffable
incapable of being expressed
dubiety
the condition or quality of being doubtful; also, a matter of doubt
pugilist
a boxer
renascent
rising again into being; showing renewed vigor
sesquipedalian
(of words) long; having many syllables
encumbrance
a burden, impediment, or hindrance
pugnacious
combative; quarrelsome
capricious
whimsical; changeable.
comity
a state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect
quodam
former; sometime
ergo
therefore; consequently
susurration
a whispering; a soft murmur
irrefragable
impossible to refute
tutelage
guardianship; protection; also, instruction
incommunicado
without means or right to communicate
predilection
an established preference
flippant
showing inappropriate levity; pert
grandee
a man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman
wunderkind
one who achieves success or acclaim during youth
lucre
money; profit
epigone
an inferior imitator
sang-froid
coolness in trying circumstances
consanguineous
related by blood; descended from the same ancestor