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consummate - complete; V.
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
compulsive - resulting from compulsion
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
bicameral - two-chambered as a legislative body
ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
feral - (of an animal) not domestic; wild
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)