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::: academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
::: proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: existential - pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
::: prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
::: superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
::: nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome