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pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
disavowal - denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
vital - full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize
precursor - forerunner; predecessor
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)