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egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
belligerent - quarrelsome
intuition - immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty