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Canard
false or unfounded story . swindle
Oligarchy
Governmant by the few or privilidged
Xenophobia
fearful or contemptuous of strangers or foreigners
Perspicuous
lucid, clearly expressed, easy to understand
Perspicacious
perceptive, understanding, acutely discerning
Procrustean
producing or designed to produce conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means. Procrustes- fabulous Greek giant who stretched or shortened captives to fit one of his iron beds.
Pleonastic
the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea. Redundant
Extant
still in existence. Not destroyed, lost or extinct An extant critique
Orotund
full in sound, sonorous. Pompous, bombastic. Orotund language or talk
Louche
Of questionable taste or morality; disreputable or indecent; dubious; shady.
You've got to keep yourself free of any suggestion of louche behavior.
Apostate
1 : renunciation of a religious faith
2 : abandonment of a previous loyalty
Felicity
the quality or state of being happy; especially : great happiness b : an instance of happiness
2 : something that causes happiness
3 : a pleasing manner or quality especially in art or language
4 : an apt expression
Risible
laughable
Hegemony
preponderant influence or authority over others : DOMINATION
in•ter•ne•cine
1 : marked by slaughter : DEADLY; especially : mutually destructive
2 : of, relating to, or involving conflict within a group <bitter internecine feuds>