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impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
evenhanded - impartial; fair
braggadocio - boasting
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
coax - persuade by flattery
apothecary - druggist; pharmacist
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream