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importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
provisional - tentative; temporary
inimitable - matchless; not able to be imitated
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent