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polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
oligarchy - government by a privileged few