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Magnum upus
Magnum opus, from the Latin meaning great work, refers to the best or most renowned achievement of an author, artist, or composer.
Inveterate
confirmed: having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker"
desideratum
something desired as a necessity; "the desiderata for a vacation are time and money"
fastidious
possessing or displaying careful, meticulous attention to detail; difficult to please; exacting.
frenetic
frantic: excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion; "frantic with anger and frustration"; "frenetic screams followed the accident"; "a frenzied look in his eye"
Supercede
supplant: take the place or move into the position of
axiom
(logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident; In epistemology, an axiom is a self-evident truth upon which other knowledge must rest, from which other knowledge is built up. Not all epistemologists agree that any axioms, understood in that sense, exist.
teleology
(philosophy) a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes
indefensible
(of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
cosmogony
cosmology: the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
inculcate
teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; "inculcate values into the young generation"
paucity
dearth: an insufficient quantity or number
militate
have force or influence; bring about an effect or change; "Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed"
quixotic
not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"
galvanize
startle: to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"
doleful
filled with or evoking sadness; "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news"
insuperable
incapable of being surmounted or excelled; "insuperable odds"; "insuperable heroes"
proclivity
a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
purport
have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion"
extirpate
surgically remove
salubrious
favorable to health of mind or body; healthy: promoting health; healthful
sagacious
perspicacious: acutely insightful and wise
capricious
changeable; determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
convivial
occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful