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bilateral
adj- affecting both sides equally
dictum
n- formal statement of opinion
expedient
adj-advantageous w/out necessarily being right or proper. ____ course of action= moral shortcut
forensic
adj- debating or law
incipient
adj- beginning, rudimentary (of an idea or a fetus development)
luminary
n- (metaphorically)- leading figure, source of light
notary
n- official authorized to validate legal documents
optometrist
n- person who diagnoses eye defects & prescribes corrective lenses (eye doctor)
prevaricate
v- avoid telling the truth, or lying (by omisiion) ex. Huck finn= very!
reincarnation
n- rebirth of the spirit in another physical body
salubrious
adj- beneficial, esp. healthy
sunder
v- split. figuratively (something significant)
trumpery
n, metaphorically=worthless nonsense, trividal or useless objects
wroth
adj- extremely angry, filled w/ wrath
amatory
adj- dealing w/ love
apotheosis
n?- final/ultimate expression of something, the epitome
attenuate
v- weaken, ed- adj, weakened
cambric
n- finely-woven linen
clarion
adj- brilliantly clear (has to do w/ sight)
eclectic
adj- selecting from various doctrines
encomiums
n- expressions of praise
espouse
v- marry, v-_____ (a cause)- support
gastronomy
n- the art of good eating
intransigent
adj- unwilling
minutiae
n- petty details
obelisk
n- tall, four sidecd stone monument (ex. Washington Monument)
pellucid
adj- transparent, clear (water/writing exs)
predilection
n- preference
Schism
n- split in the (Catholic) Church