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caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
comprise - include; consist of
paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace