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reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool