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punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
empirical - based on experience
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry