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::: catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
::: antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
::: avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: pliant - flexible; easily influenced
::: acetic - vinegary
::: mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
::: misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation