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trenchant

Forceful, effective, and vigorous, Caustic; cutting

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fatuous

Silly and pointless.

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rebarbative

Unattractive and objectionable. repulsive - repellent - abhorrent

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nugatory

Of no value or importance.
Useless; futile.

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antinomian

Of or relating to the view that Christians are released by grace from the obligation of observing the moral law
(Evil becomes good, inhumanity is interpreted as charity, egoism as compassion)- elie wiesel

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maw

The mouth, stomach, jaws, or gullet of a voracious animal, especially a carnivore. The opening into something felt to be insatiable:

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solipsistic

the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist.

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exegesis

Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.

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pericope

An extract or selection from a book, especially a reading from a Scripture that forms part of a church service.

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anaphora

1. The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs; for example, "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills" (Winston S. Churchill).
2. Linguistics The use of a linguistic unit, such as a pronoun, to refer back to another unit, as the use of her to refer to Anne in the sentence Anne asked Edward to pass her the salt.

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tendentious

Marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan

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mendacity

1. The condition of being mendacious; untruthfulness.
2. A lie; a falsehood.

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mendacious

1. Lying; untruthful: a mendacious child.
2. False; untrue: a mendacious statement.

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salutary

Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial: salutary advice. 2. Favorable to health

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Sententious

quality of constantly using aphorisms or tending to indulge in pompous moralizing.

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Aphorism

a brief statement of principal, opinion, or truth. An axiom or adage.

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Pharmacon

A medicine or drug; also, a poison.

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Regnant

1. Reigning; ruling: a queen regnant.
2. Predominant.
3. Widespread; prevalent.

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Obloquy

Strong public criticism or verbal abuse.
Disgrace, esp. that brought about by public abuse.

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Nomically

(nomic connotes customary, ordinary, conventional) Nomic also has to do with natural law. To know something nomically is to know it because it is implied by a natural law. If I know that water is frozen, I also know nomically that the water has expanded.

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Manumission

Emancipation. To free from slavery.

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Lycanthropy

1. a delusion in which one imagines oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal.

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Opprobrium

1. Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
2. Scornful reproach or contempt: (a term of opprobrium.)
3. A cause of shame or disgrace.

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Satrap

1. A governor of a province in ancient Persia.
2. A ruler.
3. A subordinate bureaucrat or official.

(Satrapy- related word meaning the sphere of control of a satrap or as if by a satrap.)

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Sylvan

1. Relating to or characteristic of woods or forest regions.
2. Located in or inhabiting a wood or forest.
3. Abounding in trees; wooded.

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hermeneutics

the art of text interpretation, (exegesis)

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docent

A person who acts as a guide, typically on a voluntary basis, in a museum, art gallery, or zoo

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riparian

Of, relating to, or situated on the banks of a river. or relating to wetlands adjacent to rivers and streams.

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Equipoise

Equal distribution of weight

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pelagic

Of or relating to the open sea. Or
(chiefly of fish) Inhabiting the upper layers of the open sea.

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Diadem

Royal power or dignity

A crown