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::: dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
::: pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
::: peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
::: brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
::: vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
::: varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
::: intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
::: alchemy - medieval chemistry
::: affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination