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construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
gleam - brief flash of light; glow; V.
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive