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::: iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
::: regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
::: arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
::: indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
::: sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
::: ovation - enthusiastic applause
::: qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
::: goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
::: immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
::: tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road