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condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
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
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
weary - tired after long work; V.
absolve - pardon (an offense)
courier - messenger
manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images