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impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
cistern - reservoir or water tank
pinnace - small boat
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
whimsical - capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange
enmity - ill will; hatred; hostility