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  • 141Jacques de Molai —     Jacques de Molai     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Jacques de Molai     (DE MOLAY).     Born at Rahon, Jura, about 1244; d. at Paris, 18 March, 1314. A Templar at Beaune since 1265, Molai is mentioned as Grand Master of the Templars as early as… …

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  • 142Jacques-Melchior Villefranche —     Jacques Melchior Villefranche     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Jacques Melchior Villefranche     Publicist, b. at Couzon sur Saone, 17 Dec., 1829; d. at Bourg, 10 May, 1904. After excellent classical studies at the lesser seminary of Largentière …

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  • 143Johann Wild —     Johann Wild     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Johann Wild     Scriptural commentator and preacher, better known by his Latin name FERUS, b. in Swabia, 1497; d. at Mainz, 8 Sept., 1554. At an early age he joined the Franciscan Order. He was… …

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  • 144Tommaso Campanella —     Tommaso Campanella     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Tommaso Campanella     (Baptized GIOVANNI DOMENICO)     Dominican philosopher and writer, b. 5 Sept. 1568 at Stilo in the province of Calabria, Italy; d. at Paris, 21 May, 1659. He was a facile …

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  • 145construction — con·struc·tion /kən strək shən/ n: the act or result of construing, interpreting, or explaining meaning or effect (as of a statute or contract) the construction placed upon an agreement J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo Merriam Webster’s… …

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  • 146sophist — noun /ˈsɒfɪst/ a) One of a class of teachers of rhetoric, philosophy, and politics in ancient Greece, especially one who used fallacious but plausible reasoning. b) One who is captious …

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  • 147critical — adjective /ˈkrɪtɪkəl/ a) Inclined to find fault or criticize; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting. A good teacher is fair but critical. b) Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis or …

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  • 148caption — 1. noun /ˈkæp.ʃn/ a) The descriptive heading or title of a document or part therof The caption and asportation must be felonious. b) A title or brief explanation attached to an illustration or cartoon. See Also: caption, captiou …

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  • 149captiously — adverb In a captious manner …

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  • 150Twain–Ament indemnities controversy — The Twain–Ament indemnities controversy was a major cause célèbre in the United States of America in 1901 as a consequence of the published reactions of American humorist Mark Twain to reports of Rev. William Scott Ament and other missionaries… …

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  • 151acrimonious — I adjective acerb, acerbic, acrid, astringent, biting, bitter, blistering, captious, caustic, censorious, choleric, corrosive, cross tempered, cruel, cutting, cynical, embittered, envenomed, gruff, harsh, hostile, huffy, ill natured, inimical,… …

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  • 152contentious — I adjective aggressive, argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, cantankerous, captious, caviling, combative, competitive, contrary, contumacious, cross, discordant, disputatious, dissentious, factious, inimical, irascible, litigious, militant,… …

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  • 153contrary — I adjective abnegative, adversative, adverse, adversus, answering, antagonistic to, antipathetic, antithetic, antithetical, at cross purposes, at issue, at variance, averse, captious, conflicting, confutative, confuting, contradicting,… …

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  • 154critical — I (crucial) adjective acute, anceps, chief, climacteric, climactic, commanding, considerable, deciding, decisive, determining, dubius, essential, eventful, exigent, far reaching, fateful, foremost, grave, imperative, important, imposing, key,… …

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  • 155disputatious — I adjective argumentative, bickering, cantankerous, captious, competitive, contentious, contrary, controversial, debatable, dialectic, discordant, discrepant, disputable, disputative, dissenting, dissentious, divided, fractious, hostile,… …

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  • 156fractious — I adjective apt to quarrel, bad tempered, bearish, bickering, cantankerous, captious, carping, caviling, choleric, churlish, complaining, contentious, contrary, crabby, cranky, cross, cross grained, crusty, difficilis, difficult, disposed to… …

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  • 157froward — I adjective cantankerous, captious, contrary, contumacious, contumax, cross, crusty, difficilis, difficult, disobedient, fractious, headstrong, indocile, insubmissive, insubordinate, intractable, irascible, irritable, moody, obstinate, peevish,… …

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  • 158irascible — I adjective bad tempered, belligerent, cantankerous, captious, choleric, churlish, contentious, cranky, cross, disobedient, disputatious, dissentious, easily riled, edgy, fiery, fractious, froward, hostile, huffy, ill humored, ill natured,… …

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  • 159perverse — I adjective bad, bad natured, bad tempered, base, bellicose, belligerent, boorish, bumptious, cantankerous, captious, churlish, contemptible, contrary, contumacious, contumelious, corrupt, corrupted, crabbed, cranky, cross, crusty, debauched,… …

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  • 160petulant — I adjective acrimonious, annoyed, argumentative, bad tempered, bearish, cantankerous, captious, carping, cavilling, censorious, choleric, churlish, contentious, crabbed, crabby, cranky, cross, cross tempered, crusty, curmudgeonly, difficult,… …

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