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::: subjugate - conquer; bring under control
::: insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
::: indelible - not able to be erased
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
::: panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
::: parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
::: prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
::: premonitory - serving to warn