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crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
stammer - speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile