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neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
axiom - self-evident truth requiring no proof
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
repugnance - disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive