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onerous - burdensome
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
irascible - irritable; easily angered
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous