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perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
incontrovertible - indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
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
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.