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doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility
introvert - one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''