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contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
perpetual - everlasting
aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
rescind - repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''