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commonplace
A usual or ordinary thing
slant
point of view, viewpoint, standpoint
stave off
to stop something bad from happening, or to keep an unwanted situation or person away, usually temporarily
hark back
to turn back to an earlier topic or circumstance
have (some​/​no) bearing on something
to be relevant​/​not relevant to something, or to have an influence​/​no influence on it
malicious
Characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm
preponderance
the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance /// prevalence, predominance, dominance
ineluctable
Unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable /// inescapable, inevitable, bound to happen, sure to happen
fragmentary
existing only in small parts and not complete /// incomplete, fragmental, fragmented, disconnected, disjointed, broken, discontinuous
sketchy
not thorough or complete, and not having enough details to be useful /// incomplete, inadequate, limited, patchy, scrappy
disapprobation
strong disapproval, typically on moral grounds
handful
a small number or amount
demarcate
set the boundaries or limits of
panoply
an extensive or impressive collection /// array, range, collection
evince
Reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling); indicate /// show
seek to do something
to try to do something
stand one's ground
to refuse to change your mind about something, even though people are opposing you
opportunistic
exploiting immediate opportunities, especially regardless of planning or principle
petty
selfish and mean, esp. because of having too much interest in small and unimportant matters /// small-minded, narrow-minded, mean, ungenerous
spiteful
Showing or caused by malice /// malicious, mean, nasty, cruel, unkind, unfriendly