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intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
composure - mental calmness
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
pedestrian - ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
wary - very cautious; watchful
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace