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egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
noncommittal - neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction