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inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
seine - seine net; net for catching fish
archipelago - group of closely located islands
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.