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belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.