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cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority