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averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
cache - hiding place; V.
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry