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magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
intuition - immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
matrimony - state of being married
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity