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refraction - bending of a ray of light
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
gainsay - deny