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pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler