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criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
unearth - dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
repeal - revoke; annul
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
hubbub - confused uproar; loud noise; din
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal