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haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
accessory - additional object; useful but not essential thing
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion