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acquisitive
adv.-able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with aquiring wealth or property
arrogate(arrogance)
v.-to claim or take right without right
banal(banality)
adj.-hackneyed, trite, commonplace
belabor
v.-to work on escessively, to thrash soundly
carping(carp)
adj.-tending to find fault =, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way n.-nagging criticism
coherant(coherance)
adj.-holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
congeal
v.-to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make rigid or inflexible
emulate(emulation)
v.-to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
encomium
n.-a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
eschew
v.-to avoid, shun, keep away from
germane
adj.-relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
insatiable(sate)
adj.-so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
intransigent(intransigence)
adj.-refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
invidious
adj.-offensive,hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
largesse
n.-generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
reconnaissance
n.-a survey made for ,military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
substantiate(sustantial)
v.-to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
taciturn(taciturnity)
adj.-habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
temporize
v-to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
tenable
adj.-capable of being hels or defended