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provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
momentum - quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person