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askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
centripetal - tending toward the center