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provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
engaging - charming; attractive
juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
document - provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to