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pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments