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someone who takes up an interest in a superficial or desultory way, an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
sarcastic, cynical, biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
(v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height, to give distinct form to; (adj.) characterized by excessive haste; (n.) moisture; the product of an action or process
clearly or sharply defined to the mind (trenchant distinctions) ;, having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect (trenchant criticism or argument)
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