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conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
astronomical - enormously large or extensive
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.