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defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
limpid - crystal clear
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous