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Pretense
n) 1. The act of pretending; a false appearance or action intended to deceive
Jettison
adj) 1. To cast overboard or off
2. To discard (something) as unwanted or burdensome

n) 1. The act of discarding or casting overboard
Contentious
adj) 1. Given to contention; quarrelsome
Obsequious
adj) 1. Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.
Detriment
1. Damage, harm, or loss
2 Something that causes damage, harm, or loss
Veneration
1. Profound respect or reverence
Enmity
1. Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
Disseminate
v) 1. To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.
2. To spread abroad; promulgate:
Antedate
v) 1. To be of an earlier date than; precede in time.

To assign to a date earlier than that of the actual occurrence.
2. To date as of a time before that of actual execution

n) 1. A date given to an event or a document that is earlier than the actual date.
Maverick
n) 1. An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it.
2. One that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group; a dissenter.

adj) 1. Independent
Efficacy
1. Power or capacity to produce a desired effect; effectiveness.
Reprimand
v) 1. To reprove severely, especially in a formal or official way

n) 2. A severe, formal, or official rebuke or censure.
Maxim
1. A succinct formulation of a fundamental principle, general truth, or rule of conduct.
Sychophant
1. A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.
Martinet
1. A rigid military disciplinarian.

2. One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules.