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::: animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
::: amalgamate - (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
::: juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
::: odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
::: snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
::: indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
::: reiterate - repeat
::: defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
::: temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
::: captious - faultfinding; too critical