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untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
remiss - negligent; careless about a duty
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work