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::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
::: decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
::: adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
::: glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
::: institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
::: buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
::: nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
::: pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire