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Means to an end

a thing that is not valued or important in itself but is useful in achieving an aim.

2

annular

ring shaped

3

unity

a thing forming a complex whole.

plural noun: unities

4

delegate

entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself.

5

discriminate

recognise a distinction; differentiate.

6

affectation

behaviour, speech, or writing that is pretentious and designed to impress

7

contention

1. heated disagreement

or 2. an assertion, especially one maintained in argument.

8

unqualified

total and unrestricted

9

hereafter

from now on

or 2. life after death

10

mirth

amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.

11

coy

(especially with reference to a woman) making a pretence of shyness or modesty which is intended to be alluring.

2. reluctant to give details about something

12

tarry

like or covered with tar.

13

crepuscular

resembling or relating to twilight

14

phalanx

a body of troops or police officers standing or moving in close formation.

15

gauze

a thin transparent fabric of silk, linen, or cotton.

16

chimed

be in agreement with. (british

17

duplicity

deceitfulness.

or 2. the state of being double

18

extricated (extracated)

free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty.

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transpired

(of a secret or something unknown) come to be known; be revealed.

20

murkily

Dark or dim, as from mist: a murky sky.

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trite

(of a remark or idea) lacking originality or freshness; dull on account of overuse.

22

psychosomatic

(of a physical illness or other condition) caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as internal conflict or stress.

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Profligate

recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.

"profligate consumers of energy"

Or a dissolute person

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Acerbic

(especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.

Or tasting sour or bitter

25

Providential

occurring at a favourable time; opportune.

"his appearance had seemed more than just providential"

Or involving divine foresight

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Didactic

intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.

"a didactic novel that set out to expose social injustice"

Or in the manner of a teacher, so as to appear patronising

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Fulcrum

the point against which a lever is placed to get a purchase, or on which it turns or is supported.

a thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation.

"research is the fulcrum of the academic community"