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circuitous - roundabout
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
emancipate - set free; liberate
bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental