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irascible - irritable; easily angered
convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
viable - capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event