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defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
warranted - justified; authorized
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark