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pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
premonition - forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)