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prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions