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stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
prominent - protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.