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::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
::: firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
::: nomenclature - terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things
::: topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
::: querulous - given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
::: fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
::: complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
::: dotage - senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage