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explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
ameliorate - improve
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
provisional - tentative; temporary
intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference