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subterfuge
deception by means of a strategy or device
Surreptitious
Done or acting in secret; sneaky.
unobtrusive
not readily noticeable; inconspicuous. Not aggressive;discreet.
didactic
intended to teach or instruct teaching a moral lesson.
edify
to instruct in order to bring about intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement.
elucidate
to make clear or plain.
erudite
Possessing deep and extensive learing, especially learning gotten from books; learned.
pedantic
marked by concern for minute, often unimportant and uninteresting details.
cursory
hasty;not thorough
discursive
rambling;digressive. Covering wide range of subjects
incur
bring something upon oneself
incursion
an attack on or an invasion of enemy territory; a raid
precursor
someone or something that precedes something else
recourse
A turning to someone or something for aid or support.
recurrent
happening repeatedly; occuring over and over again.
succor
help in time of distress
acrimonious
bitter and ill-natured in language or tone
chastise
to punish for misbehavior or wrongdoing
derogatory
detracting from the character or standing of someone or something.
disparage
to speak of as unimportant or inferior
impugn
to criticize or refute by argumentation.
innuendo
a roundabout, often spiteful reference to someone or something not named.
invective
sharp, harsh, insul
reprove
to scold or correct, usuually gently or with a kindly intent
vilify
to utter slanderous and abusive statements against; defame; speak evil of.
aegis
sponsorship;protection
amends
compensation given as satisfaction for insult, loss or injury
conciliatory
tending to win over or soothe
conducive
Tending to causee, promote, or help bring out
extricate
to free or release from entaglement or dificulty;disengage
foster
to promote the development or growth of;cultivate
importune
to press with repeated or insisten requests;beg urgently
mediate
to help the opposing sides in a dispute come to an agreement by hearing their arguments and proposing a compromise.
mitigate
to make less severe or intense;moderate
rectify
to set right;remedy. To correcty by calculation or adjustment