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pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
febrile - feverish
beeline - direct quick route
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
aegis - shield; protection; defense
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive