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::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: axiom - self-evident truth requiring no proof
::: calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
::: burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
::: propinquity - nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
::: protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
::: stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
::: militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
::: listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid
::: epilogue - short speech at conclusion of dramatic work