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glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
injurious - harmful; causing injury
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
pedestrian - ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme