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pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
imponderable - weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little