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antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
traduce - expose to slander
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically