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::: pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
::: proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
::: stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
::: seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
::: accost - approach and speak first to a person
::: pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
::: assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
::: 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
::: quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
::: wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.