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1. (v) Make petty or unnecessary objections
2. (n) A petty or unnecessary objection.


petty (adj)

1. Of little importance; trivial
Unduly concerned with trivial matters, especially in a small-minded or spiteful way
2. Of secondary or lesser importance, rank, or scale; minor


potentate (n)

A monarch or ruler, especially an autocratic one


autocratic (Adj)

Relating to a ruler who has absolute power
Taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions; domineering


altercation (n)

A noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public


vanguard (n)

A group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas
A position at the forefront of new developments or ideas
The foremost part of an advancing army or naval force.


apogee (n)

The highest point in the development of something; a climax or culmination


exalt (v)

1. Think or speak very highly of (someone or something)
2. Raise to a higher rank or position
Make noble in character; dignify


budge (v)

Make or cause to make the slightest movement
(budge up/over) Make room for another person by moving
Change an opinion


crafty (adj)

1. Clever at achieving one’s aims by indirect or deceitful methods
Involving or relating to indirect or deceitful methods
2. Involving or relating to the making of objects by hand


promulgate (v)

Promote or make widely known (an idea or cause)
Put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation


behove/behoove (v)

(it behoves someone to do something)
It is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something
It is appropriate or suitable; it befits


withstand (v) /wɪðˈstand/

Remain undamaged or unaffected by; resist
Offer strong resistance or opposition to


subsist (v)

1. Maintain or support oneself, especially at a minimal level
Provide sustenance for
2. (law) Remain in force or effect
(subsist in) Be attributable to


sustenance (n)

Food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment
The maintaining of someone or something in life or existence


aberrant (adj)

Departing from an accepted standard
(biology) Diverging from the normal type