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(v.) to be of use or benefit to; to make use of; to take advantage of; to profit or benefit; (n) use, benefit, or value
avail'
(adj..adv) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course
awry'
(v) to make something appear smaller that it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
belitt'le
(n) a short club used as a weapon; (v) to strike witha heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point
bludg'eon
(adj) puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic
cryp'tic
(adj) dreadful, causong fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
dire
(n) a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
doc'trine
(v) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass
encroach'
(n) a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
junc'ture
(n) air, manner; appearance; expression
mien
(adj) capable of being grasped by the senses or mind
percep'tible
(n) an agent, substitute; a written permision allowing one person to act in another's place
proxy (prak'se)
(v) to destroy, lay waste, ruin; (n) ruinous damage, destruction
rav'age
(n) a person who switches to an opoosing side or party
turn'coat
(v) tireless, continuing with vigor
unflagg'ing