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pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
lofty - very high
entomology - study of insects
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
certitude - certainty