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dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
savory - pleasant in taste; tasty; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable; Ex. savory reputation
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
seismic - pertaining to earthquakes
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy