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deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
underlying - lying below; fundamental