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Acerbic
adj
sour/bitter in taste

acerbity-n
Acrid-adj
bitter or harsh in taste or smell, sharply stinging
exacerbate-v
to inc in severity, intensify irration or violence

exacerbation-n
Acrimony-n
bitter,sharp animosity, especially in behaviour or speech

acrimonious-adj
Acumen-n
keeness of insight and discernment;sagacity
acute-adj
quick to alert to impressions

severe;intense

acuity-n
Peremptory-adj
urgently commanding; arrogantly dictatorial; officious

not allowing contradiction or further arguement
Preempt-v
to prioritize

take precedence over someone or something already in place
Redemption-n
deliverance from sin; atonement for guilt

redeem-v; redeemer-n; redemptory-adj
Technocracy-n
gov/social sys that puts tech theories in practice.

technocrat-n; technocratic-adj
Plutocrat-n
member of wealthy class or a person whose wealth grants political influence
Percuniary-adj
relating to money or necessary payment of it

pecuniosity-n; pecunious-adj
Impecunious-adj
lacking money; penniless
Comportment-n
behaviour or demeanor, mode of bearing or movement

comport-v
Purport-v
to claim; to profess w/o giving proof
Acquisitive-adj
eagerly seeking to obtain things wealth, or info

acquire-v; acquisitio-n; acquisitiveness-n
Inquisition-n
a prolonged inquiry, harash investigationon religious or political issues

inquisitive-adj; inquisitor-n; inquisitorial-adj
Querulous-adj
complaining; irritable

querulousness-n
dynamo-n
an electric generator

extremely forceful, energetic, hardworking person
dynasty-n
sucession of rulers form the same family group or line

sucession of influetial people linked by familial/political/cultural sucession

dynastic-adj; dynastical-adj
Demise-n
death, end of existence or operation of something
Emissary-n
person sent on a special mission
Premise-n
a propositonal offered as a basis for arguement

in logic, each of the first two propositon in syllogism
Meretricious-adj
attention getting in a vulgar way, tacky

insincere, based on pretension or deception
Meritorious-adj
praiseworthy, deserving award or esteem
Importune-v
to make repeated and insistent demands or requests

importunate-adj; importunity-n
Opportunist-n
a person taking advantage of any chane to achieve an end in a forceful or self serving way

opportunistic-adj; opportunistically-adv; opportunism-n
Persumption
arrogance; unbecoming boldness; excessive self-assurance

grounds for belief; assumption or supposition

persume-v; presumptive-adj; presumptuous-adj; presumptuousness-n;
Subsume-v
to place in a larger category or under a general heading or priniciple


subsumption-n
Sumptuary-adj
regulating expenditure, often for religious or moral reasons, relating to clothes or food