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aphorism
an acknowledged truth; definition
bombast
pompous
construe
to interpret or understand the intention of
dissent
disagree
glib
slick and superficial
hyperbole
extremely exaggerated
innuendo
a veiled, unflattering comment
prate
to chatter
pun
the humorous or unusual use of a word or words to suggest a new/different meaning
reticent
reserved in speech
rhetoric
insincere or high-flown writing or speech
solecism
ungrammatical use of words
soliloquy
lengthy speech intended as someone's thoughts or relflections
spiel
well-rehearsed line of talk
terse
concise, brief
vociferous
loudly
ad hoc
for this
alter ego
another I
bona fide
in good faith
caveat emptor
let the buyer beware
corpus delicti
the body of the crime
ex post facto
from a thing done afterward
extempore
of or at the time
habeas corpus
you should have the body
in extremis
at the extremity
magnum opus
great work
non sequitur
it does not follow
persona non grata
person not acceptable
quid pro quo
this for that ,
something for something
sine qua non
without which not
status quo
the state in which
subpoena
under penalty
abrogate
to annul
acquit
to free of blame
adjudicate
settled by judge or legal process
advocate
one who pleads a case or represents the accused, supporter
commute
to reduce penalty or charge
extort
to get something from another force
extradite
to hand over an accused person to authority
felony
serious crime, jail time
forensic
discussions and debate in court
indict
to accuse or charge with a wrong
larceny
theft
litigation
lawsuit
malfeasance
official misconduct
perjury
lying under oath
sanction
to confirm or authorize
tort
a wrongful act that injures
vagrant
wanderer
abstain
to refrain from
annihilate
to destroy
condescend
to stoop to a lower level
divulge
to reveal something secretive
expurgate
to clean of something wrong
extricate
to free from awkward situation
imbibe
to drink
impute
to credit
instigate
to egg on
remonstrate
to protest
sate
to indulge to the point of satisfaction
suffice
to be enough
suffuse
to spread throughout
supplant
to replace
temper
to strengthen through hardship
vindicate
to confirm or justify