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pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
reiterate - repeat
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
conclave - private secret meeting
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows