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::: deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
::: bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
::: antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
::: contusion - bruise
::: overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
::: transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
::: authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
::: monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone