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obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
asteroid - small planet
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous