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::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
::: orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
::: tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
::: impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
::: bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
::: ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
::: nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
::: unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)