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reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
accoutre - equip; N. accoutrement
array - marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon