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  1. acquisitive
    eagerly seeking to obtain things
  2. inquisition
    an interrogation or prolonged questioning, special court of Roman Catholic Church (when capitalized)
  3. querulous
    complaining
  4. dynamo
    an electric generator, an extremely hardworking person
  5. dynasty
    a succesion of rulers from same family, a succesion of influential people linked by association
  6. demise
    death
  7. emissary
    person sent on a special mission
  8. premise
    proposition offered as a basis of argument, in a syllogism-major/minor premise
  9. meretricious
    attention-getting in a vulgar way, insincere
  10. meritorious
    praiseworthy
  11. importune
    to make repeated and insistent demands or requests
  12. opportunist
    a person or animal taking advantage of ay chance to achieve an end in a forceful or self-serving way
  13. presumption
    arrogance, excessive self-assurance, grounds for belief
  14. subsume
    to place in a larger category or under general heading or principle
  15. sumptuary
    pertaining to expenditure, often for religious or moral reasons, usually relating to clothing or food

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