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::: outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
::: genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
::: trifling - trivial; unimportant
::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
::: proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
::: privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
::: contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
::: enervate - weaken; take away energy from
::: dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning