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AGENDA
(n.) a list, outline, or plan of things to be considered or done
ALLUSION
(n.) a casual or indirect reference to something
APOCRYPHAL
(adj.) or questionable authenticity or authorship; erroneous; fake
CALUMNY
(n.) false accusation of a crime or offense; malicious misrepresentation
CIPHER
(n.) something or someone of no value or importance; a secret method of writing; writing done with such a method, or the key to decoding such writing
CLICHE
(n.) a trite or stereotyped sentence or phrase; anything that has become trite through overuse
DIGRESSIVE
(adj.) passing from one thing to another; tending to depart from the main point to cover a wide range of subjects; rambling
DISSERTATION
(n.) a formal spoken or written essay or treatise, especially one written by a PhD candidate
DOCTRINE
(n.) a principle, position, or policy held by a religion or government; a statement of such a policy
EXCERPT
(n.) a passage or piece from a larger work or document
EXPOSITORY
(adj.) serving to explain or expound
MEMOIR
(n.) an account of the author's personal experience
METAPHORICAL
(adj.) expressing a thing in terms normally denoting another
PARAPHRASE
(v.) to restate text giving the same meaning in different words
PEDANTIC
(adj.) overly concerned with details or formalities; pretentious in one's learning
PROLOGUE
(n.) an introduction to a written or spoken work; an introductory act
REHASH
(v.) to rework old material into a new form
RETRACT
(v.) to withdraw a statement, opinion, or promise
TERSE
(adj.) concise; brief; curt
TRANSCRIBE
(v.) to make a written copy of; to translate into another language