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captious - faultfinding; too critical
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
cistern - reservoir or water tank
stalwart - physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence