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precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
deserts - what someone deserves
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return