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dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
emanate - issue forth; come out
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws