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pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance