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::: postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
::: facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
::: retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
::: careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
::: oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: gusty - windy
::: inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
::: distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
::: acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)