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underlying - lying below; fundamental
sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
farce - broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease