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centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness