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abrogate
repeal, annul, or abolish (a law or custom)
paroxysm
sudden attack or outburst; convulsion, spasm, throe, seizure
avuncular
like or of an uncle; kind and friendly, especially toward a younger person
obdurate
stubborn; hardened against persuasion or influence; obstinate
badinage
humorous or playful ridicule
persiflage
light raillery; banter
canard
unfounded rumor or story
perspicacity
mental penetration or discernment
chary
caution, way; sparing, ungenerous
recondite
abstruse, little known, obscure
chicanery
clever but misleading talk; trickery
specious
plausible but wrong
cognizant
having knowledge or being aware of
asseverate
declare solemnly
cognoscenti
people who have expert knowledge in a subject
nugatory
of little or no consequence; trifling, inconsequential
concatenation
link or chain
nostrum
a questionable remedy or scheme; panacea
concomitant
going together, associated/accompanying thing
mendacious
lying, untruthful
discomfit
disconcert or baffle;thwart
insouciant
carefree, unconcerned
encomium
glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise
quibble
to evade the point of an argument by raising trivial objections about words
exigency
urgent need or demand
arable
suitable for crop production
febrile
of or relating to fever
vortex
whirlwind, tempest
desuetude
state of disuse
effrontery
impudent audacity; arrogance, rudeness