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cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.