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::: mimicry - imitation
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
::: chicanery - trickery; deception
::: acclaim - applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
::: moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
::: revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
::: livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
::: dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: throes - violent anguish