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dignitary - person of high rank or position
conscript - draftee; person forced into military service; V.
militant - combative; bellicose; N.
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
disavowal - denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim