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superfluous - excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
eminent - rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability