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haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
incompatible - inharmonious; N. incompatibility
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
inherent - firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic