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somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
animosity - active enmity
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy