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acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
plethora - excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
fissure - crevice; crack
arsenal - storage place for military equipment
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
chronic - long established as a disease