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::: sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
::: abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
::: virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
::: controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
::: seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
::: assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
::: exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent