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averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
protuberance - protrusion; swelling; bulge
simplistic - oversimplified
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)