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ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
apposite - appropriate; fitting
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman