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accoutrements

(n., pl.) accessory items of clothing or equipment; a soldier's outfit, usually not including arms or clothing; trappings

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apogee

(n.) the point in the orbit of a heavenly body or artificial satellite farthest from the earth; the farthest or highest point
syn: zenith, apex, summit, pinnacle
ant: nadir, perigee

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apropos

(adj.) appropriate, opportune; (adv.) relevantly; incidentally, by the way; speaking of

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bicker

(v.) to engage in a petty or peevish dispute; to move or run rapidly, rush; to flicker, quiver
syn: squabble
ant: acquiesce

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coalesce

(v.) to blend together or fuse so as to form one body or substance
ant: diffuse

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contretemps

(n.) an inopportune or embarrassing occurrence; a mishap
syn: faux pas, gaffe

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convolution

(n.) a rolling up, coiling, or twisting together; a sinuous folding or design

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cull

(v.) to pick out or select; to gather or collect

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disparate

(adj.) completely distinct or different; entirely dissimilar
ant: homogenous

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dogmatic

(adj.) certain of the truth of one's ideas; inclined to state opinions as if they were indisputable facts
ant: dispassionate

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licentious

(adj.) morally or sexually unrestrained; having no regard for accepted rules, customs, or laws
syn: wanton, dissolute, lascivious
ant: chaste

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mete

(v.) to distribute or apportion by or as if by measure; to allot

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noxious

(adj.) harmful to physical health or morals
syn: pernicious, noisome, deleterious
ant: salubrious

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polemic

(n.) an aggressive attack on or refutation of a specific opinion or doctrine
syn: diatribe

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populous

(adj.) full of people; filled to capacity; densely populated; having a large population

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probity

(n.) complete and confirmed honesty; total integrity
syn: rectitude

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repartee

(n.) a swift, witty reply; conversation full of such remarks; skill in making such replies or conversation

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supervene

(v.) to take place or occur as something additional or unexpected; to follow immediately after

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truncate

(v.) to shorten by or as if by cutting off, lop

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unimpeachable

(adj.) beyond doubt or reproach; unquestionable
syn: irreproachable
ant: dubious