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::: jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
::: rebuttal - refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
::: despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
::: nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
::: fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
::: idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
::: somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
::: collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
::: erudite - (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of