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hypothecate
pledge as security
Hypothecate the land as security.
heterodox
unorthodox
He was criticized for his heterodox opinions.
paterfamilias
male head of family
Please consult wi the paterfamilias.
putative
thought-to-be
He was the putative leader of the mafia.
aver
affirm or declare
He had seen nothing, he averred to the prosecutor.
megaton
force of a million tons of dynamite
A ten-megaton bomb exploded in the desert.
sangfroid
cold-blooded composure
She performs with cool sangfroid in emergencies.
alter ego
second self
She was no just a friend but an alter ego to me.
altercation
heated dispute
Talleyrand heard the noisy altercation in the streets.
contravene
go against
Do not contravene a command intentionally.
confluence
a flowing together
The U.S. is a confluence of many peoples and cultures.
circumlocution
talking in circles
his circumlocution of the issue rankled the audience.
soliloquy
speech to oneself
he roamed the kitchen in humorous soliloquy.
mollify
make soft
We need to mollify the client's resentment.
gregarious
sociable
The warm host had a gregarious personality.