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::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
::: apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
::: dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
::: threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
::: dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
::: acoustics - science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
::: fanciful - whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
::: pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate