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::: fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
::: mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
::: capacious - spacious
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
::: posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
::: exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
::: gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.