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acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
bungle - mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.