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sentient - capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
menace - threat; V: threaten
personable - attractive (in personality or appearance)
odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity