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gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
browbeat - bully; intimidate
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
decelerate - slow down
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising