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militant - combative; bellicose; N.
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
trifling - trivial; unimportant
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition