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conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation