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synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
decelerate - slow down