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pretext - excuse
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
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
browbeat - bully; intimidate
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender