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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
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
connubial - pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state