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gusty - windy
resolution - determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again