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supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
indict - charge; N. indictment
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
aberrant - abnormal or deviant
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
fiend - evil spirit; devil
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance