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insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
advent - arrival
jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
artifice - deception; trickery
aloft - upward; high up in the air
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent