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affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
parable - short simple story teaching a moral