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intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
melee - fight
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry
seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)