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expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
amass - collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for