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depict - portray
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
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
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility