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trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
unregenerate - making no attempt to change one's bad practices
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as