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::: terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
::: chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
::: maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
::: concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
::: fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
::: parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
::: pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
::: grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
::: metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
::: hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)