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dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail