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spurious
lacinkg authenticit or validity; false; constituting a forgery
dissemble
to disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
scrupulous
acting in strict regard for what is considered right or proper; conscientious
belie
to picture falsely; show to be false; disappoint
perfidious
disloyal; treacherous
stratagem
a clever scheme or trick designed to attain a goal; a maneuver designed to deceive or surprise an enemy
collusion
a secret agreement between two or more persons for a deceitful purpose
nefarious
extremely wicked or infamous; evil
probity
complete and comfirmed integrity; uprightness
clandestine
concealed or kept secret, often for unlawful purposes
orthography
the art or study of correct spelling according to standard usage
rhetoric
the art of using language effectively
philology
the chronological study of language development
cognate
related by origin from the same word or root

ex: father and pater
inflection
a change in the form of a word that indicates a grammatical distinction
paradigm
a list of all the inflected forms of a word; a typical example or model
syntax
the way in which words are arranged in phrases, clauses, and sentences
derivative
a word from from another word or root
phonology
the science of speech sounds in a language
diminutive
a word formed with a suffix that indicates small size, youth, or affection
meander
to follow a winding and turning course; wander aimlessly and idly without a fixed coarse
supersede
to take the place of; cause to be set aside or displaced
transitory
existing only briefly; short-lived
emanate
to come forth; as from a source; send forth
serpantine
of or resembling a serpant, as in form or movemement; sinuous
unremitting
never slacking; persistant
inhibit
to restrain or hold back
torpid
lacking energy or vigor; deprived of the power of motion or feeling
undulate
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; ripple
retrogress
to return to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition; move or go backward