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doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
executioner - person administering capital punishment
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation