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despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
unprepossessing - unattractive
impartial - not biased; fair; N. impartiality
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid