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obstreperous - boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote