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presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
infallible - unerring; never making mistakes
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement