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eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
tranquillity - calmness; peace
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust