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::: exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
::: irascible - irritable; easily angered
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
::: eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
::: epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
::: slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
::: pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
::: requisite - necessary requirement; something required; ADJ: required; necessary
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion