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metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
tenancy - possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill