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condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
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
mundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
defection - desertion
fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
distrait - absentminded; distracted
browbeat - bully; intimidate
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs