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::: authenticate - prove genuine
::: malodorous - foul-smelling
::: nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
::: catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
::: improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
::: contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
::: bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
::: verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
::: serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
::: confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer