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captious - faultfinding; too critical
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
memorialize - commemorate
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''