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invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate