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uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
cardinal - chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition