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nugatory - worthless; futile
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
surmount - overcome
premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally