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brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
monograph - scholarly article
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption