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conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
manifest - evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
fluster - confuse; make nervous and confused; N.
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)