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pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
attenuate - make thin; weaken
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
outspoken - candid; blunt
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
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