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substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
executioner - person administering capital punishment
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
deterrent - something that discourages or deters
concur - agree; coincide; happen at the same time
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores