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befuddle - confuse thoroughly
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
dignitary - person of high rank or position