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polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
visionary - produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
fleck - spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot
welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
surmount - overcome