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Word: martinet

Definition: strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet

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::: nomenclature - terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things
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::: forebears - (forbears) ancestors
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::: deft - neat; skillful
::: fundamental - basic; primary; essential