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intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath