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sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance