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::: sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
::: explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
::: judicious - sound on judgment; wise
::: palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
::: meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
::: contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
::: tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
::: prefatory - introductory; of a preface