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patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
giddy - light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
rational - (of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
seismic - pertaining to earthquakes
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption