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lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
conclave - private secret meeting
indisputable - too certain to be disputed; beyond doubt
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper