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Incognito
Adjective

Having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, especially to avoid notice or formal attentions
Incontrovertible
Adjective

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

"incontrovertible proof of the defendent's innocence"
Inculcate
Verb

To impress upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repitition
Infrastructure
Noun

An underlying base or foundation, especially for a system or organization
Paradigm
Noun

Something that serves as a pattern or model
Precipituous
Adjective

Very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging in rise or fall
Recapitulate
Verb

To review by a brief summary, as at the end of a discussion; summarize
Reparation
Noun

The making of amends for injury done

"The reparation for an injustice"
Soliloquy
Noun

The act of talking to oneself; in literature, when the character is onstage talking to himself without a listener but the audience can hear
Tempestuous
Adjective

Characterized by violent emotions or behavior

"A stormy argument"
"A stormy marriage"
Totalitarian
Adjective

Dictorial; Of or relating to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictorial control over many aspects of life
Unctuous
Adjective

Characterized by excessive piousness or mortalic fervor (Parris, Danforth)
Usurp
Verb

To seize and hold a position, office, power, etc by force or without legal right

"The pretender tried to usurp the throne"
Vacuous
Adjective

Expressing or characterized by a lack of ideas or intellegence
Vehement
Adjective

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid

"A vehement denial"
Vortex
Noun

A place where life is sucked out of something

"Abigail was the vortex of Proctor's downfall"
Yeoman
Noun

A person who farms or cultivates a small piece of land (during the Renaissance); a person attending or assisting another
Xenophobe
Noun

A person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, etc