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bicker - quarrel
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant