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humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
composure - mental calmness
certitude - certainty
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
ovation - enthusiastic applause