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didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
avarice - greediness for wealth
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
tertiary - third in order or rank
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
genre - particular variety of art or literature
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious