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demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant
willful - wilful; intentional; headstrong
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
multiplicity - state of being numerous or multiple; large number; Ex. multiplicity of details; ADJ. multiple: of more than one element
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent