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::: decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
::: fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
::: apolitical - having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
::: jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
::: penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
::: infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: minatory - menacing; threatening
::: denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
::: dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation