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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