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overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
reprisal - retaliation
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
concise - brief and compact
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
fusion - union; coalition; V. fuse
scorch - sear; N.
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency