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::: circuitous - roundabout
::: barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
::: rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
::: epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
::: ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
::: authenticate - prove genuine
::: recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
::: factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
::: conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
::: spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.