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aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
bigotry - stubborn intolerance
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious