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obiter dictum
passing remark
I like the judge's obiter dictum on politics.
obsequious
servilely following
He's an obsequious, fawning flatter; he is a toady.
abase
to lower
you abase yourself when you always agree.
pathetic fallacy
ascribing feelings to things
Example: It is a lonely sea tonight.
rationcination
methodical thinking
Her ratiocinations won the point.
mutatis mutandis
with necessary changes
Type this letter, mutatis mutandis
interstice
small space
Wind blew through the wall's interstices, and the candle flickered.
terra incognita
unknown land
He knew not the terra incognita of his own emotions.
sedate
calm
The court's sedate good manners charmed us all, alas.
retort
swift reply
She was famous for her devastatingly witty retorts.
nihilism
belief in nothing
The new convert forsook his former nihilism.
supersede
replace
This procedure supersedes our former process.
inanimate
lifeless
Inanimate objects tell no tales, but many animate objects have tails.
condescend
lower oneself
His condescending remarks insulted the guests
epigram
witty comment
She enjoyed his spontaneously brilliant epigram on the topic.