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haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
compensatory - making up for; repaying