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Antiseptic

-- adjective

1) free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms.

2

Malignant

-- adjective

1) very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect.

3

Veneer

-- noun

1) a thin layer of some material.

4

Cordial

-- adjective

1) courteous/gracious/friendly/warm: a cordial reception.

5

Iteration

-- noun

1) a different form or version of something: He designed the previous iteration of our logo.

6

Emolument

-- noun

1) profit/salary/fees/compensation for services: Tips are an emolument in addition to wages.

7

Inter alia

-- adverb, Latin.

1) among other things: It contained, inter alia, an account of my expenditures up to its time of writing.

8

Perfectivize

-- verb

1) to make perfect.

9

Primacy

-- noun

1) the state of being first in order, rank, importance, etc.: Over the past 40 years, technology has slowly eroded the business model and primacy of the NYSE.

10

Arbiter

-- noun

1) a person who has the sole or absolute power of judging or determining.

11

Conscientious

-- adjective

1) careful and painstaking/particular/meticulous; scrupulous: conscientious application to the work at hand.

12

Dismayed

verb / noun

1) to dishearten thoroughly: The surprise attack dismayed the enemy.

13

Crypto

-- noun / adjective

1) a person who secretly supports/adheres to something.

2) secret or hidden: a crypto Nazi.

14

Substantiate

-- verb

1) to establish by proof or competent evidence: to substantiate a charge.

15

Irksome

-- adjective

1) annoying/irritating/exasperating/tiresome: irksome restrictions.

16

Astute

-- adjective

1) of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious:
an astute analysis.

17

Altercation

-- noun
1) a heated or angry dispute/argument/controversy.

18

Contemplate

-- verb

1) to think fully or deeply about: to contemplate a difficult problem.

19

Plebiscite

-- noun

1) the direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution: a plebiscite for the approval of constitutional reforms.

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Tête-à-tête

-- noun / verb

1) vis-à-vis: to sit tête-à-tête.

2) a private conversation or interview, usually between two people.

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