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niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
deign - condescend; stoop
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease