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Eschew

To deliberately avoid using

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Kakistocracy

Government controlled by the worst and least-qualified citizens

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Malapropism

The mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one

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Myopic

Nearsighted; Lack of long-rage perspective or planning

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Obfusicate

To obscure, bewilder, or confuse

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Pareidolia

Phenomenon in which vague and random stimulus is perceived as symbol or significant (e.g. images in clouds, the man in the moon, etc.)

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Pretext

A reason given to hide one's real reason for doing something

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Prevaricate

To speak or act in an evasive way

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Unequivocal

Leaving no doubt; Unambiguous

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Visceral

Coming from emotions, instead of logic or reason

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Assent

To agree (to a proposal)

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Brusque

Short, abrupt, dismissive

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Clandestine

Secret

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Debase

To lower the quality or esteem of something

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Maxim

A common saying expressing a principle of conduct