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::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: lofty - very high
::: shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
::: qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
::: ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
::: potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
::: collected - composed; calm; self-possessed
::: presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
::: conclusive - decisive; ending all debate
::: equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial