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philology - study of language or words
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
detonation - explosion
miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate