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quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
defection - desertion
sluggard - lazy person
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented