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::: mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
::: disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
::: insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
::: astronomical - enormously large or extensive
::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
::: incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
::: wastrel - waster; profligate
::: obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
::: excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.