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supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
aversion - firm dislike
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
refraction - bending of a ray of light
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
glaring - (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly