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presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
discombobulated - discomposed; confused
catastrophe - calamity ; disaster