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farce - broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
adherent - supporter; follower
shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come