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elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
monarchy - government under a single ruler
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
chronic - long established as a disease
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola