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::: discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
::: pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
::: refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
::: ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
::: introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination