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temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
rational - (of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
gull - trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic