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clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
colossus - gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)