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pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
belittle - disparage; depreciate