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nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
brackish - somewhat saline
effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
correlate - either of the correlated things; V.
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate