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demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
remonstrate - protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
viper - poisonous snake
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.