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scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
prototype - original work used as a model by others
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
inamorata - woman whom a man loves