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fundamental - basic; primary; essential
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
remiss - negligent; careless about a duty
buccaneer - pirate
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.