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having a tendency to pick fights
contentious
`to swell or become expanded
distend
to give a sign or warning beforehand
portend
leaning toward a particular point of view; biased
tendentious
something joined on to a larger or more important body or thing
appendage
to pay out or use up
expend
an often intense natural inclination or preference
propensity
a sum of money paid at regular intervals in return for services or to cover expenses
stipend
a remedy for all ills or difficulties; cure-all
panacea
a wild uproar or commotion
pandemonium
a formal speech or statement giving high praise to someone or something
panegyric
a magnificent or impressive array
panoply
situated in or relating to a region beyond the material world
extramundane
to extend or project facts or data into an area not known in order to make assumptions or to predict facts or trends
extrapolate
A person mainly concerned with things outside themselves; a sociable and outgoing person
extrovert
Giving off a glow that continues after an energy source has stopped transmitting energy
phosphorescent
very suitable for being photographed
photognic
a tiny particle or bundle of radient energy
photon
the process by which green plants use light to produce organic matter from carbon dioxide and water
photosynthesis
to clarify by explaining
elucidate
Giving off light; easily seen through
lucent
hard and difficult study; the product of such study
lucubration
partly transparent; allowing light to pas through but diffusing it so that objects beyond cannot see clearly
translucent
deathless or unending existence
immortality
in the process of dying or approaching death; inactive or becoming out moded
moribound
a person who prepares the dead for burial or cremation and manages the funeral
mortician
to subdue or deaden (the body) espcially by self-displine or self-inlicted pain. to embarass greatly; humiliate
mortify
deadly; mutually destructive
internecine
the usually localized death of living tissue
necrosis
harmful to or destructive of living things
noxious
extremely harmful or destructive
pernicious
a box with strings that produce musical sounds when wind blows on them
aeolian harp
a guide; a center of attention
cynosure
using extremely few words
laconic
having to do with the memory; assisting the memory
mnemonic
relating to the philospher Plato and his teachings; involving a close relationship in which romance and sex are absent
Platonic
lesbian; relating to a poetic verse pattern associated with Sappho
sapphic
having to do with the philosopher Socrates or with his teachin method, in which he systematically questioned the student in conversation in order to draw forth truth
socratic
a grammatical mistake in speaking or writing. a blunder in etiqutte or proper behavior
solecism