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idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority