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nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
wastrel - waster; profligate
gainsay - deny
pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
incredulity - tendency to disbelief
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy