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accountrements
accessory items of clothing or equipment' a soldier's outfit, usually not including arms or clothing; trappings
apogee
the point in the orbit of a heavenly body or artificial satellite farthest from the earth; the farthest or highest point
apropos
appropriate, opportune; relevantly, incidentally, by the way; speaking of
bicker
to engage in a petty or peevish dispute; to move or run rapidly, rush; to flicker, quiver
coalesce
to blend together or fuse so as to form one body or substance
contretemps
an inopportune or embarrassing occurrence; a mishap
convolution
a rolling over, coiling, or twisting together; a sinuous folding or design
cull
to pick out or select; to gather or collect
disparate
completely distinct or different; entirely dissimilar
dogmatic
certain of the truth of one's own ideas; inclined to state opinions as if they were indisputable facts
licentious
morally or sexually unrestrained; having no regard for accepted rules, customs, or laws
mete
to distribute or apportion by or as if by measure; to allot
noxious
harmful to physical health or morals
polemic
an aggressive attack on or refutation of a specific doctrine
populous
full of people; filled to capacity; densely populated; having a large population
probity
complete and confirmed honesty; total integrity
repartee
a swift, witty reply' conversation full of such remark
supervene
to take place or occur as something additional or unexpected to follow immediately after
truncate
to shorten by or as if by cutting off, lop
unimpeachable
beyond doubt or reproach; unquestionable