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aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
outcast - one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink