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vagary
an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior
incipient
only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
obdurate
stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
grovel
show submission or fear
refractory
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
dregs
sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
ascendancy
the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
supercilious
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
pundit
someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
commiserate
to feel or express sympathy or compassion
alcove
a small recess opening off a larger room
assay
make an effort or attempt
parochial
narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
conjugal
of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
abjure
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure