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contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
singular - being only one; individual; unique; extraordinary; odd; Ex. singular beauty/behavior
infallible - unerring; never making mistakes
countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
pretext - excuse
inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field