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Pretext
1. An excuse
2. An effort or strategy intended to conceal something
Extricate
To release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage
Denounce
1. To condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible
2. To accuse formally
3. To give formal announcement of the ending of (a treaty)
Obeisance
1. A gesture or movement of the body, such as a curtsy, that expresses deference or homage
2. An attitude of deference or homage
Demeanor
The way in which a person behaves
Parenthetical
Set off within or as if within parentheses; qualifying or explanatory
Infallible
Incapable of erring
Prosaic
1. Consisting or characteristic of prose
2. Matter-of-fact; straightforward
3. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull
Debauchery
Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures
Aquiline
1. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an eagle
2. Curved or hooked like an eagle's beak
Sinecure
A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary
Truism
A self-evident truth
Anodyne
1. Capable of soothing or eliminating pain
2. Relaxing
Pugnacious
Combative in nature; belligerent
Proprietor
One who has legal title to something; an owner
Grovel
1. To behave in a servile or demeaning manner; cringe.
2. To lie or creep in a prostrate position, as in subservience or humility.
3. To give oneself over to base pleasures
Formidable
1. Arousing fear, dread, or alarm
2. Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder
3. Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat
Impassive
1. Revealing no emotion
2. Motionless; still
Fecundity
1. The quality or power of producing abundantly; fruitfulness or fertility
2. Productive or creative power
Inimical
1. Injurious or harmful in effect
2. Unfriendly; hostile