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fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
facsimile - copy
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively