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polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
aspirant - seeker after position or status
ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
mutablility - ability to change in form; fickleness; ADJ. mutable: able to change; fickle; CF. mutate; CF. mutant
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
fervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat