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::: monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: colloquy - informal discussion; conversation
::: cordial - warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome
::: skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat
::: chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
::: fleck - spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot
::: rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
::: peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy