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opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
boorish - rude; insensitive
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
melee - fight
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership