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grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
deterrent - something that discourages or deters
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
magniloquent - boastful; pompous
vie - contend; compete
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth