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uproar - noisy confusion
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
accoutre - equip; N. accoutrement
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
cerebration - thought; working of the brain
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument