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insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
melee - fight
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
overblown - inflated; exaggerated
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
predecessor - former occupant of a post
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader