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derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
cardinal - chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
validate - make valid; confirm; ratify
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
abhor - detest; hate
listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid