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::: carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
::: arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
::: prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)
::: controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
::: bilk - swindle; cheat
::: pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: sophomoric - immature; half-baked; like a sophomore