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authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
sonorous - resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)