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::: putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
::: application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
::: pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
::: decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
::: pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
::: potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
::: gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
::: predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma