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magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
detonation - explosion
orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism