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polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
frenetic - (phrenetic) frenzied; frantic
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
hostility - unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse