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doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
gainsay - deny
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
fidelity - loyalty; accuracy
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper