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mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
delusion - false belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur; Ex. under the delusion that