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dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
gaudy - flashy; showy
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
amorous - moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances