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heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
obstinate - stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff