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opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
generality - vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
conclusive - decisive; ending all debate