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contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
mural - wall painting
provisional - tentative; temporary
vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify