Ben's Other Words #4

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Obstinate

Stubborn

Olfactory

Relating to the sense of smell

Opportune

Appropriate to time or circumstances; timely, lucky

Ostentatious

Pretentious and flashy

Paradox

Contradiction, something that doesn't fit; something that shouldn't be true because it seems to offend common sense, yet is true anyway

Perjury

Making deliberately false statements when under oath

Pious

Religiously devout or moral

Pompous

Characterized by stiff, unnatural formality

Prolific

Producing great amounts; fertile

Rabble

Large, disorderly, and easily excited mob

Rancor

Bad feeling, bitterness

Ratify

To approve formally

Raze

To destroy utterly

Repartee

Witty conversation, retort

Repudiate

To reject what one was once associated with

Repugnant

Something gross, repulsive, or revolting

Rout

Conquer, defeat, and chase off

Saucy

Impudent, impertinent, flippant, rude

Scathing

Overly critical

Schism

Division or separation between groups of members within an organization

Scrupulous

(1) Acting in accordance with a strict moral code
(2) thorough in the performance of a task

Sentry

Guard, sentinel, watchman

Solicit

(1) To seek from another
(2) To make a request of someone

Splice

To join, bind, attach; in film editing, to join two pieces of film

Spurn

Reject with scorn, turn away

Squalid

Very dirty or foul; wretched

Squander

To waste on some worthless purchase or practice

Staunch

Steady, loyal

Succumb

To give in, to submit

Surfeit

Overly abundant supply, an excess

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