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polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
pinnace - small boat
putrescent - becoming putrid; putrefying