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pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
callus - area of thick hard skin
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
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval