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mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
foment - stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
epilogue - short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
onus - burden; responsibility
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
precursor - forerunner; predecessor