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masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
forward - presumptuous or bold
torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
abate - subside or moderate
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought